Teenager punched and threatened with knife in Tipton park robbery

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | Crime | Published:

A teenage boy was punched in the face and threatened with a knife in a robbery in a Tipton park.

The teenager was punched in the face – and shown a knife – by one of the group in Jubilee Park. Photo: Google Maps

The 14-year-old boy was with a group of his friends when the incident unfolded at Jubilee Park, in Powis Avenue, at around 4.30pm on Monday.

He was approached by a large group of teenagers – and one punched him in the face and showed him a knife in his pocket.

The group then stole his mountain bike – which was later recovered by cops.

West Midlands Police officers are now investigating the robbery and are calling for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

A spokesman for the force said: "Police are investigating reports of a robbery in Jubilee Park , Powis Avenue, Tipton, at 4.30pm on Monday.

"A 14-year-old boy was with his friends when he was approached by a large group of teenagers.

"One of the group punched the boy in the face and showed him a knife in his pocket before stealing his mountain bike. Fortunately he was not seriously injured.

"The bike, which had been damaged, was later recovered by police."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting crime reference 20SW/108026B/19. Alternatively, contact 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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