Southsea boy headbutted by bike robber

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A 14-year-old boy was headbutted and robbed of his bike in a vicious robbery.

The victim was approached by another boy, believed to be aged 16 or 17, in Grove Road South, Southsea, near Merton Road.

The attacker headbutted him three times, leaving the victim with a bleeding nose.

He then walked off with the boy’s bike towards Merton Road with a young girl who is thought to be about 10 years old.

Now police are appealing for anyone with information about the robbery, which happened just after noon on Sunday, to come forward.

The attacker is described as being of a medium build, with blond hair in a side parting.

He wore a black, sleeveless body warmer, a long-sleeved sky blue jumper and light blue jeans.

Contact Detective Constable Jim Garrett at Fratton police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.