Police appeal for witnesses to schoolboy robbery

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery of a 16-year-old boy in the grounds of Royds Hall High School.

The boy was a the Huddersfield school on the evening of Monday September 30.

At 8.10pm, the victim was walking home along a path leading on to Victory Avenue when he was hit to the back of the head causing him to fall to the floor.

Two men made demands of the victim while he was on the floor, with one of them punching him to the head a number of times.

The took the teenager’s skateboard and a small amount of money.

The skateboard was later returned to the victim but officers are still keen to identfy these men and establish if there were any witnesses to the robbery.

One of the men is described as of Asian appearance, around 18-years-old, about 6’ tall, of medium build. He was wearing a black hoody with the hood up and a dark coloured scarf or facial covering which covered the lower part of his face.

The other man is described as being either mixed race or of Asian appearance, around 18-years-old, about 6’ tall with short, black hair and a small bit of facial hair on his top lip. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up.

They were with two other men. The first man is described as of Asian appearance, between 17 and 18-years-old, around 5’ 10 tall, slim to medium build, with short, black hair. He was wearing glasses and a dark top. The other man was described as white, between 17 to 18-years-old, around 6’ 2 tall, of stocky build with short brown or black hair. He was wearing a dark top and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who either witnessed this incident or who may have information about those involved is asked to call DC 283 Richard Brooke at Huddersfield CID on 101. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.