Posted: Mon 14th Jan 2019

Two boys assaulted and robbed on cycle path in Chester

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 14th, 2019

Two teenagers were assaulted and had a bike stolen on a Chester cycle path which runs through to Deeside.

Detectives investigating a robbery are urging witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Sunday 13 January.

The victims, aged 13 and 14, were approached by three older looking teenage boys on the cycle track behind the Total Fitness health club on Liverpool Road.

The offenders assaulted both of the boys.

They also threatened one of the victims before they stole his bicycle and fled in the direction of Blacon.

One of the offenders, who are all estimated to be aged between 15 and 16, was wearing a black bubble jacket, black combats and gloves.

He had something covering his face and his hood up.

Another had a blueish coat and grey tracksuit bottoms on and the final offender was wearing a black bubble jacket, combats and white trainers.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing ad detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw anything that may help their investigation to get in touch.

They also want to speak to anyone who thinks they may have information regarding the identities of the offenders or dashcam or CCTV footage of them.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Needham said: “Thankfully the victims are believed to have only suffered minor injuries and they did not require medical treatment.

“But this was a terrifying incident that has left them shaken up, particularly the boy who was assaulted and threatened as he had his bike stolen.

“After being notified of the incident we conducted a thorough search of the area, with support from a police helicopter, and have recovered the stolen bike.

“But the offenders are still outstanding and I urge anyone with information or footage that may be relevant to our ongoing investigation to come forward.

“If you were in the area and witnessed the incident or anything else that may be of use to us please contact the team here in Chester on 101.

“The same goes for anyone who believes they may know who the offenders are or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help detectives with their investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 293893, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage

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