Police appeal following robbery in Burnley

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Burnley.

The incident happened on Friday at around 4-10pm in Brennand Street. Three men have approached a 15-year-old schoolboy, forced him to the floor, kicked and punched him before stealing his mobile phone.

The attackers are described as being aged between 16 and 18 years old and all three of them being Asian.

One was wearing white traditional clothing with a skull cap, a second in black traditional clothing with a skull cap and the third was dressed in grey shorts and a blue top and had a shaved head.

Police are also keen to speak to two men who came to the assistance of the victim and drove him back home.

Det. Cons. Mick Cross, from Burnley CID, said, “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward and contact the police.

“Fortunately the victim did not receive serious injuries but has been left shaken following his ordeal. The people responsible need to be caught and brought to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Burnley CID on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.