Teenager issues attack warning

PUBLISHED: 04:31 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:05 24 May 2010

A 15-YEAR-OLD who was assaulted and mugged in Weston is warning other people to be on their guard when they are out and about at night. The boy, who only wants to be known as Joshua because of fear of reprisals, was cornered by two people while walking to

A 15-YEAR-OLD who was assaulted and mugged in Weston is warning other people to be on their guard when they are out and about at night.The boy, who only wants to be known as Joshua because of fear of reprisals, was cornered by two people while walking to his friend's house. The incident happened in Albert Quadrant. The attackers got him in a head lock, went though his pockets and stole his mobile phone and wallet.Joshua said: "I'd say to anyone reading this to make sure that, if you are on your way somewhere, keep your belongings well hidden and also that it is a case of safety in numbers."When this happened to me I was upset and felt vulnerable."I had £55 stolen, which is a lot of money to me. I had saved it over a long time from my paper round."The assault took place at about 11pm on October 7. One of the attackers was aged about 18, 5ft 10inches tall, of skinny build with short brown hair which had blonde highlights. He was wearing a thick green coat, blue jeans, white trainers and had a diamond stud in his left ear.The second man was white, aged about 18, 5ft 7inches tall, of medium build with short brown spiked hair. He was wearing a white Lonsdale hooded top, blue jeans and white Nike Air trainers. He had a gold hoop in his left ear.Anyone with any information about the attack should call DC Iles at Weston CID on 0845 4567000 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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