Man assaulted during robbery

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Thames Valley police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted during a robbery on Wednesday.

Between 11.30pm and midnight on Wednesday 11 April, two men, aged 19, were walking from Kingston Tesco towards Wavendon Gate. As they approached the Redway underpass at H8 between Kingston and Brinklow, they were accosted by four boys, two black and two white, whose ages ranged between 15 and 17 years.

The victim refused to hand over alcohol and the offenders then punched and kicked him in the face, knocking him to the ground, where he lost consciousness. The offenders stole £15 from the victim’s pockets.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising to his head and face. He was later treated in Milton Keynes General Hospital and released the same day.

The first offender, who kicked the victim in the face, is white, 5ft 7ins, slim, and about 16 years old. He wore a cotton light grey hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms.

The second offender, who went through the victim’s pockets, is white, 5ft 8ins, slim, and about 16-17 years old. The front of his hair was brown, he wore a cotton light grey hooded top with the hood up and tracksuit bottoms, with a black puffed body warmer over the top, and white running style trainers.

The third offender, who punched the victim, is black, dark skinned, 5ft 8ins, slim, about 16 to 17 years with short black afro hair. He wore a plain red cotton hooded top with the hood up. He had a deep voice and spoke with a local accent.

The fourth offender is black, 5ft 7ins, slim, and about 15 to 16 years old. He had short black afro hair, and wore a black shiny sports jacket with red and yellow stripes at the top of the arms. He had a black drawstring bag with white patches on it and spoke with a local accent.

All offenders had mountain bikes except one who had a ‘tricks’ bike with thick tyres and custom handle bars where the frame sits low.

Detective Constable Samantha Reynolds, from Milton Keynes police station, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident or anyone who may know someone matching the description of the offenders.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Reynolds via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.