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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Wokingham.

At 5.20pm on Monday 9 November the victim, a 14-year-old boy, was walking in Broad Street in the direction of the railway station when he was approached by a male followed by a group of approximately four people.

They shouted at him and told him to give them his phone. He was then hit on the back of his head before he was able to run away.

Nothing was stolen during the incident. The victim sustained reddening and a lump to the back of his head which did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Victoria McNicholas, of the Priority Crime Team based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has any information which may assist our investigation.”

If you have any information please contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101 quoting the reference 43200368009 or you can make a report online.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

HJ

Notes to editors

An 18-year-old man from Bracknell was arrested the following day (10/11) on suspicion of attempted robbery and was released on police bail until 7 December.

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