Teenager’s leg broken in unprovoked attack

editorial image

TWO teenage boys were assaulted and robbed in Wigan town centre, resulting in one of them suffering a broken leg.

The victims, both aged 14, were attacked by two men on bicycles near the Linacre Centre on Parsons Walk at around 8.20pm on Friday May 3.

They were in a group when the two men rode past them and made a comment towards the group, which prompted them to run off.

The group ran off into the Linacre Centre where one of the victims became separated from the group.

He was targeted by the offenders, who kicked and stamped on his leg, causing it to fracture.

One offender then rummaged through his pockets and took his white and grey Blackberry 9320.

The second victim was approached by one of the offenders, who threatened him and demanded his belongings near to Mesnes Park Terrace but he managed to run off towards Wigan town centre and call police.

Detective Constable Alison Wallwork, said: “One victim in particular was robbed and subjected to horrendous and unwarranted levels of violence.”

One offender is described as white, of slim build, in his mid 20s, with a shaven head and wearing glasses, grey clothing and riding a grey mountain bike.

The other offender was also white, shorter than his accomplice and was wearing a yellow t-shirt and black coat. He is described as stocky, in his mid 20s, with black hair and a tanned face.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7124, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.