Attempted street robbery

06 Dec 2016 15:39 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted street robbery in Blyth.

It happened between 11.20pm-11.30pm on Saturday, November 26, when a 17-year-old male youth was walking through Morrisons car park on Regent Street in the Northumberland Town.

He was approached by two males, they stopped him and demanded cash, one tried to steal his bag, and he was slashed across the hand with a knife but managed to run off. The males then left the car park empty handed.

The teenager was taken to Cramlington Hospital for treatment to his hand and released.

It is believed there were other people in the area at the time of the incident and police are appealing for them to contact officers.

Two teenage boys aged 13 and 17 years have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1221 of 26/11/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.