Teenage boy dragged down alleyway during Southsea attempted robbery 

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A pair of teenage boys fought off three men who tried to rob them in Southsea. 

The 16-year-old and 17-year-old had just walked past St Margaret’s Church, opposite the cemetery in Highland Road, at about 7.30pm on Friday (November 23) when they were approached by three men. 

The attempted robbery happened in Highland Road, Southsea. Picture: Google Maps

The attempted robbery happened in Highland Road, Southsea. Picture: Google Maps

One of the men dragged one of the boys into an alleyway, while one of the men grabbed the other boy.

Both boys managed to push the men off and ran away in different directions. One ran towards Albert Road and the other ran up Winter Road and then Goldsmith Avenue.

All three men were white, early 20s, average to skinny build; two were about 5’ 8” – 5’ 10” tall and one about 6’ tall; one also had a cleft lip. They were all described as scruffy in appearance.

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Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the boys being grabbed, or being chased by men.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44180439748.

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