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Teenage boy robbed at knifepoint in Newbury

Police appealing for witnesses following attack in Faraday Road

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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A TEENAGE boy was robbed at knifepoint in Newbury on Monday by a group of youngsters wearing balaclavas.

At approximately 5.20pm, the 16-year-old was walking through the car park between Pizza Hut and Kwik Fit in Faraday Road when he was approached by a group of six or seven boys.

One of them told the victim to hand over cash and produced a knife.

After giving them his money, the victim tried to get away but was then punched by some of the group.

The boy sustained facial injuries and concussion. He attended Basingstoke Hospital and has since been discharged. He remembers very little from the moment he was punched to arriving at his doorstep.

The victim remembers a man who helped him to walk home after the incident. Officers are hoping to find this man and speak to him about what happened as well as anyone else who may have witnessed the incident. CCTV enquiries are still ongoing.

The suspects are described as 6 or 7 boys in their late teens. They were wearing balaclavas.

If you have any information which you think could help the investigation, call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101 quoting reference 43180217122.

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  • Louise Harriet C

    Louise Harriet C

    19/07/2018 - 08:08

    I would like to say it’s shocking but ...well I’m not shocked our services we have paid for through our national Insurance and tax have been depleted. Leaving a vast empty void NO CCTV in high crime areas and a bare minimum of police staffing Newbury Police station and the closures of police station will have left the door wide open to opportunist thieves and a general rise in crime. It’s not the fault of the police it’s the fault of those who voted Conservative or tactically voted Libdem as you have in effect voted for more austerity and free rides for corporations to dodge tax. If you have a young population who find they can’t get work ,help with uni as they are unable to afford it or are to under educated due to cuts to local education YOU WILL SEE A RISE IN CRIME ! I’m sorry but austerity damages our community and our children ! Teenagers committing knife crime will not just be a simple matter there will be numerous factors mainly socioeconomic reasons I would bet is a big factor


  • Ihavenonickname

    18/07/2018 - 21:09

    These Twonks must be taken off our streets asap. The one with the knife must do serious time!


  • Louise


    18/07/2018 - 10:10

    Wonder how long ago someone last saw a Bobby on the beat in Faraday Road? Green Meanies will obviously be regularly in attendance to optimise WBC parking revenues!


    • I have no name

      18/07/2018 - 13:01

      When was the last time you saw a bobby on the beat full stop!!?? This is not police bashing either, they simply do not have the resources to do it.


      • timmyboy

        18/07/2018 - 15:03

        Thanks to Government policies which our current MP supports without fail.


        • Louise Harriet C

          Louise Harriet C

          19/07/2018 - 08:08

          Indeed socioeconomic back ground has an impact on crime and being in time of austerity,which makes no sense hurts future generations and local society while handing out MASSIVE TAX BREAKS! Nonsensical, you don’t while handling a tight budget give away freebies knowing you’ll have to go without food . It’s voters voting Conservative or tactically voting for Lib Dem anything to keep the Tories out:(