Police hunting two men after attempted robbery of a schoolboy

Police want to speak to these men
Police want to speak to these men

Detectives have released CCTV of two men they would like to speak to after the attempted robbery of a 13-year-old boy in Burnley.

At around 4-30pm on Wednesday October 18th, the boy and his brother were walking home from school, down Abel Street, when they were approached by two men.

The men repeatedly asked the boys for the time before one grabbed the 13-year-old around the shoulders and patted down his jacket, looking for a mobile phone.

He then tried to lead the boy down a side street but was interrupted by the boy’s brother and ran away.

The first man was described as 5ft 6in to 5ft 9in tall, slim, with a tanned or Asian complexion and wearing a black and blue tracksuit.

The second man was around the same height, white, with ginger hair and wearing a black tracksuit top with white bands around the chest and down the arms.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting ref. LC-20171018-1078.