Petersfield boy charged with attempted robbery

Police outside student accommodation in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth on Friday Picture Ben Fishwick

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DETECTIVES have charged a teenager in connection with the attempted robbery of an elderly woman at a park.

As reported, an 84-year-old woman was walking on The Heath in Petersfield last Thursday evening when she was threatened.

A 15-year-old boy from Petersfield was charged with attempted robbery, theft and having a knife in a public place. He appeared at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court and was remanded until May 29.