14th December 2019

Boy punched during attempted robbery in Monkton Heathfield

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for help after the attempted robbery of a teenager in Monkton Heathfield.

It happened at about 20:00 on Wednesday 5 June as a 16-year-old boy walked along School Road.

Near the end of the road he was approached by two men who appeared out of the footpath.

One man punched him, knocking him to the ground and trying to take his bag.

The boy managed to regain his feet and run away down a footpath.

Nothing was stolen.

Both men were white and aged 19 or 20. One was about 5ft 9ins tall. He had stubble on his face and wore a black hoody and skinny black trousers. The other was slightly shorter and wore a light-coloured hoody and skinny black trousers.

The busy road is used by dog walkers and people visiting the nearby Co-op.

If you were in the area at around 20:00 on Wednesday, contact police by visiting www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101 quoting reference 5219125576.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never take your name or trace your call.