Teenager hit over head with glass bottle by muggers

June 20 2019
Teenager hit over head with glass bottle by muggers

A TEENAGER was hit over the head with a bottle by muggers who attacked him on Fishponds Road.

Three other teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to the 17-year-old during the incident near Eastville Park.

It happened within an hour of the end of the nearby Love Saves The Day festival, so the area would have been busier than usual for late on a Sunday night.

Police today revealed details of the attack, which took place at around 11.45pm on May 26, as they appealed for witnesses and information.

During the attack, one of the offenders stole the victim’s phone and went into a nearby shop.
The victim then tried to retrieve his phone but was attacked a second time inside the shop.
He was hit over the head with a glass bottle and wounded.
Three boys, aged 15, 16 and 17, have been arrested in connection with the incident. The 15-year-old was released on police bail, while the others have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Avon and Somerset police say one of the people involved in the attack was wearing a distinctive red jacket.
They are calling on anyone who thinks they saw what happened or might have information which could help the inquiry to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5219 116 993.