Police hunt for robbers who punched boy in face

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A TEENAGE boy was punched in the face by a robber who stole £15 from him.

Police are trying to track down two men after the attack on a cyclepath in Military Road, Gosport, near Brune Park School.

The 17-year-old victim was cycling along the path when a man pushed him off his bike and punched him in the face.

The man demanded the boy hand over his phone and cash.

A second man was also involved in the attack, which happened at around 3.30pm on Thursday.

One of the men was white, 5ft 10in and of a medium build.

He wore a dark green parka-style jacket zipped up to his neck with the hood up.

He may have worn a scarf covering his face.

The second man was white, 6ft 1in and of a medium build.

He was wearing a white waterproof jacket with the hood up and a scarf covering his face.

He also had a light blue Gola bag over his shoulder.

The teenager suffered a swollen jaw in the robbery.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who saw the attack or knows who the two men involved are.

Anyone with information should call Det Con Gina Campbell at Fareham police station on 101.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.