Hampshire Constabulary

Appeal after boy is assaulted during Gosport robbery

Press release   •   Mar 31, 2019 14:33 BST

Officers are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted during a robbery in Gosport.

The incident happened at some time between 1.30pm and 2pm on Saturday, 30 March.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, had left Tesco on Forton Road, and was walking along the pavement when he was approached by two males who were coming towards him on the pavement; one riding a bike and one sitting on the handle bars.

The bike pulled up alongside him and one of the offenders punched him to the left side of his head.He fell to the ground and one of the offenders then stamped on, and kicked, his head.

One of the offenders then picked up the multi-pack of crisps he had just bought at Tesco.He was then asked what else he had, and he handed over his bag

One of the offenders picked up the bag and the victim got up and walked away.

The offenders stole a black baseball cap with ADDIS written in white across the front, a black ADDIS man bag which also had ADDIS written in white on it, and £2 in loose change.

The victim suffered cuts, grazes and bruises.

One of the offenders is described as: aged 17 to 18, 5ft 11ins, white, of slim build and with short dark borwn hair.He had a fair complexion and was wearing a grey long sleeved tracksuit top with a small logo on the front, and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The second offender was riding a black and grey Cararra mountain bike with chunky tyres.

Police Staff Investigator Jessica Tallent, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who thinks they know the offenders involved.Were you in the area? Did you see what happened or did you see the offenders before or after? If you have any information, please call us on 101 quoting 44190110399.”

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190110399.

In an emergency, call 999.