Teenager Robbed In Southampton

Appeal after boy robbed and assaulted in Southampton.

Police in Southampton area appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was robbed and then assaulted in the Guildhall Square area of the city.

The boy was sheltering under the canopy of the Café that faces on to the square next to the Solent University building, at around 6pm on Friday, November 4, as it was raining.

He made his way to a bench opposite and two youths came up to him one after another. The first took his phone out of his hand and refused to give it back. The second came up to him went through his pockets and took his IPOD Touch.

The suspects went back under the canopy and the victim went up to them to ask for the items back but was then assaulted. A young man dressed in a suit who was waiting nearby with friends intervened and also told them to give the items back
he was punched to his face and walked off.

The robbers then walked off and the victim made his way home and reported the robbery to police.

Officers are now viewing CCTV and also appealing for any witnesses to what happened. They know there were other youths in the area at the time and they would also like to speak with the man who tried to intervene as he is an important witness.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Simon Bradshaw at Shirley CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.