Masked mugger punches 10-year-old boy in Huddersfield

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Police are hunting a balaclava-clad mugger who punched a 10-year-old boy and stole his phone in Huddersfield.

The victim was walking along Grovesonor Road in Dalton at 10.15am on Sunday and was at the junction of Kingston Avenue when he was approached by the thief who demanded his mobile.

When the boy refused, he was punched in the stomach and the culprit took his phone.

The suspect was described as black, around 5ft 7ins tall and of average build.

He wore a black balaclava and hooded top, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Detective Constable Marie Whitehouse at Kirklees CID via 101.