Portsmouth boy, 17, injured during mugging by gang of up to six boys along shoreline path near the Mountbatten Centre

A BOY has been left with minor injuries after he was robbed by a gang of up to six boys, before being rescued by a jogger along the shoreline path by the Mountbatten Centre.

Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 1:51 pm

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after the attack on Wednesday November 10.

At 7.40pm, a 17-year-old boy was walking along the shoreline by the Mountbatten Centre when he was approached by a group of approximately five to six boys.

Some of the boys assaulted the victim, stealing his phone and causing him to suffer minor injuries.

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Police have launched an appeal after a 17-year-old boy was mugged while walking along the shoreline by the Mountbatten Centre. Stock Picture: Ian Hargreaves (310519-11)

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We have been following a number of lines of enquiry and are now asking the public for help.’

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‘We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened. We’d particularly like to hear from a jogger who assisted the victim and took him home.’

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the police on 101, quoting the reference number 44210452297.

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