Young boy assaulted by would-be bike thief - The Rugby Observer

Young boy assaulted by would-be bike thief

Rugby Editorial 12th Nov, 2019   0

A YOUNG boy was assaulted by a man who tried to steal his bike.

An 11-year-old boy was cycling along the footpath on Alwyn Road towards Dunchurch at around 3.45pm on Thursday November 7.

Close to the junction with Northampton Lane, he was approached by a man who demanded his bike before hitting him on the top of his cycle helmet and attempting to grab the his hood to stop him.

The boy managed to get away and cycled off towards Dunchurch. He was not injured but was left shaken following the incident.

The man was wearing a black puffer jacket and white tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help police is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 298 of November 7, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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