Appeal for witnesses after Hitchin teen assaulted and robbed

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted and robbed.

Two or three men approached a 15-year-old boy from Hitchin sometime between 9.45pm and 10.15pm on Friday night after he had been socialising with friends on Windmill Hill.

It is believed one of the men bumped into the victim and then started to shout abusive language at him.

The victim attempted to walk away when he was struck in the face twice falling to the floor.

The teenager was then kicked on the ground, suffering injuries to his face and right hand.

The offenders took the victim’s bag which he was carrying on his shoulder and made off. Much of the property was discarded at the bottom of the hill but cash that was in the bag was stolen.

The first offender was described as being white, aged between 15 and 17, 6ft tall and wearing dark clothing. The one or two other teenage men with him were possibly wearing hooded tops.

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DC Jeanette Walker, who is investigating the incident, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who believes they saw the incident and who hasn’t spoken to police yet.

“Or, if you think you know who these males are, then I urge you to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference G1/12/1128. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.