Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witness to an attack which left a 15-year-old boy unconscious on Saturday, July 3.
The attack happened at 10.50pm in Church Lane, Bedford near the junction with Needwood Road. The offenders also attempted to rob the young man.
The young victim and his girlfriend were sitting on the ground outside a house in Church Lane by the junction with Needwood Road when two young black men and two white girls approached them and stood in front of them.
One of the males asked for a cigarette but neither the young man nor his girlfriend had one. One of the men then took a mobile phone out of the young girl’s hand, looked at it and threw it back into her lap. One of the young females then asked them if they had any money. When the victim said no they were called liars by one of the men and a girl.
One of the men then walked behind the victim and put his hand into the victim’s right-hand jacket pocket, which was empty, then reached into the victims right-hand rear jeans pocket, which had his mobile phone in it.
The victim pushed the offender’s hand away and stood up. He was then struck to the side of his face and fell onto the ground and lost consciousness for a few seconds. All four offenders then ran off in the direction of Putnoe Lane.
The four young attackers are all described as between 16-18 years old. One black male was “porky” but of muscular build, both were wearing dark clothing.
One of the young girls had blonde hair and the other was skinny with brown hair, both were wearing jeans and shirts.
Detective Matt Clark said: “This was a callous and unprovoked attack which knocked the young man unconscious and could have left him seriously injured. The motive was clearly robbery and these four young people could easily strike again.
“I am are looking for anyone who might have seen this group of four young people,two young black males and two white girls, in the Church Lane, Needham Road area around 10.50pm on Saturday.
“If they recognise them from the description please get in touch before someone else is seriously hurt.”
Anyone with information can contact DC Matt Clark on 01234 271212, or text to 07786 200011 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
National Front 2010