E-fit released after knifepoint attack

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POLICE have released an e-fit of a man in connection with a knifepoint robbery on a 15-year-old boy.

The attack happened between 4pm and 4.15pm on January 17 as the boy was walking towards the GG Barbers in the Queensway.

A man approached him and demanded his mobile phone, before telling him if he ran away he would get stabbed and pointed at his own left pocket through which the victim saw the outline of what appeared to be a knife.

He then stole an iPhone 5 from his hand and walked off around the corner, towards the library and out of sight.

The attacker is black, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, aged between 19 and 20-years-old. He had a thin face and was clean shaven with bushy eyebrows. His bottom right tooth was chipped and he was wearing a black Nike tracksuit with a hooded zip up top with the hood up.

The tracksuit had the Nike symbol on the left breast and on the left leg near to the pocket. Under the hood the offender was wearing a black woollen hat which also had the Nike symbol on it. He spoke with a London or southern accent.

The victim was not injured.

Anyone who recognises the picture or who saw the incident can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.