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Teenager dragged along road by van driver in Walsall robbery

By Dayna Farrington | Bloxwich | Crime | Published:

A teenager was seriously injured when he was dragged along a road in Walsall by a van driver trying to steal his phone.

The teenager was dragged along Leamore Lane, in Bloxwich. Photo: Google Maps

The driver of the white van pulled over to ask the 18-year-old for directions in the Bloxwich area before snatching his phone.

The terrifying robbery unfolded shortly before 10pm last night on Leamore Lane.

The teenager is is still in hospital today with serious injuries to his ribs, ankle and face.

West Midlands Police has now launched an investigation into the robbery and is trying to trace the van driver.

A force spokesman said: "Police are investigating a robbery on Leamore Lane in the Bloxwich area of Walsall just before 10pm last night where a driver of a white van stopped and asked a man for directions, before making off with his phone.

"The 18-year-old man was dragged a short distance as he held onto his phone that the driver had grabbed through the window.

"He was taken to hospital, where he remains today with serious injuries to his ribs, ankle and face.

"Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact police."

Anyone with information can call officers on 101, quoting incident number 20WS/45669N/19.

Alternatively witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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