Police probing robbery on child, 12, in Portsmouth arrest 10-year-old boy

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POLICE have arrested a 10-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery following an attack on another child in Portsmouth earlier this week.

The arrest comes amid an investigation by officers into the robbery of a 12-year-old boy in Angerstein Road, North End, on Tuesday evening.

The 10-year-old suspect has since been bailed, pending further enquiries, until April 4, police confirmed in a statement this afternoon.

Officers are still investigating the assault and are urging those with information to come forward.

Describing the attack, a police spokesman added: ‘The boy had just got off of a bus in London Road, near Gemini News, when two boys started to talk to him.

‘They all headed towards Angerstein Road; once in the road one of the boys punched the victim in the stomach and the other boy pulled the victim to the ground in a ‘headlock’.

‘The boys stole the victim’s iPhone 4.’

The assault took place between 6.50pm and 7.10pm.

Those with any information are urged to call police on 101 quoting 44160039776, or call the Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.