Youth robbed in town centre

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A SCHOOLBOY was robbed as he walked through Wigan town centre.

At around 6pm on Wednesday, February 16, the 14-year-old was walking through Church Gardens, off Bishopgate, when he noticed a large group of youths. One of them approached him and threatened he would attack him if he did not hand over his property.

The scared boy handed over an iPod Touch and then ran away.

The offender is described as being white, aged between 18 and 20, 6ft tall and of big build. He was wearing a grey hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and had bushy eyebrows.

Anyone with any information should call the Volume Crime Team on 0161 856 7203 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.