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Teen in attack terror: youth, 17, robbed of wallet and mobile in brutal assault
DETECTIVES are hunting two men who attacked a teenager from behind, dragged him to the ground and robbed him in Bournemouth town centre.
Police yesterday said they were asking for witnesses to the brutal attack, which happened at 2am on Sunday, to come forward.
They said the victim, a 17-year-old Bournemouth man, was walking near the mini golf course in the Lower Gardens when he was approached from behind by the pair, who then forced him to the ground.
The men stole his wallet and mobile phone before fleeing in different directions.
Detective Constable Steve Griffin, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “This was a nasty attack on a young man in the centre of Bournemouth and he is very lucky to have only sustained minor injuries.
“This incident happened in an area of Bournemouth that is frequented at all times of the day and night by members of the public and we believe it is likely somebody may have some information that can help us in our investigation.
“I urge anyone with any details to contact Dorset Police on 101 in the strictest confidence.”
The offenders are described by police as having shaved heads, aged in their 20s and of stocky build. They spoke in a foreign language.
Witnesses, or anyone with information on the robbery, should call police on 101, quoting incident number 16:213.
Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.