Teenager punched and kicked by muggers as he walked in nature reserve

February 12 2021
Teenager punched and kicked by muggers as he walked in nature reserve

A TEENAGER was punched and kicked by muggers who attacked him as he visited a nature reserve between Fishponds and Speedwell.

The 18-year-old man was walking in woods at Coombe Brook Nature Reserve, between Holly Lodge Road and Moorlands Road, when he was assaulted by two other teenagers, who grabbed his collar.

One punched him to the ground, where he was then kicked by the other attacker.

The muggers took a pair of headphones from their victim and ran off after the incident, which happened between 12.45pm and 1.15pm on Wednesday of last week.

Police are calling on anyone who thinks they saw something that could help their investigation, has CCTV footage or recognises the descriptions of the muggers to come forward.

Both were described as being in their late teens and Asian.

One was about 5ft 9in tall and of average build, with black bushy eyebrows, dark eyes and black medium-length hair.

He was wearing a thin black coat with the hood up, black jogging bottoms and black trainers, with a light blue snood-type face covering and a silver bangle on his right wrist.

The other was about 5ft 10in tall and slim, with long black hair.

He was wearing a blue face mask, a thicker black coat, black jogging bottoms and black Nike Air Max 720 trainers.

PC Luke Bainbridge said: “This was a nasty attack. Fortunately the victim’s injuries were minor and he did not require hospital treatment."

Anyone who can help the police enquiry should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 024 223.

Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.