Fifteen-year-old arrested in connection with Newbury robbery

Victim punched in face during incident

Dan Cooper


Dan Cooper


01635 886632


A fifteen-year-old boy from Chieveley has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

The arrest is in connection with an incident at around 4.15pm in Northcroft Park, Newbury on Sunday April 17.

The victim, also a 15-year-old boy, refused to give money to the offender who then punched him in the face. 

Half an hour later, the offender then demanded money again from the same victim at the bus station in Newbury and the victim gave him £20.

PC Claire Drewitt from local CID at Newbury police station, said:  "This was a distressing incident for the victim and happened in the early evening in a public place.  I hope that the knowledge of an arrest will be reassuring for the local community.

"If anyone has any information about this incident and has not yet spoken to police, please contact 101 as soon as possible.

"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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

"No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court."



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  • grumpy

    28/04/2016 - 09:09

    He'll get away with it, slap on the wrist :-(



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