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Teenager punched in attempted mugging in Shoebury Park
A TEENAGER was assaulted by a group of three youths in Shoebury Park.
The 15-year-old boy was walking through the park, off Elm Road, at about 6.30pm on Tuesday, when he was approached by three hooded youths.
They asked him for his phone and patted him down.
The teen refused to hand his mobile over and was punched. The brave lad tried to defend himself, but was then assaulted by all three boys, who then ran off.
Investigating officer, Pc Paul Gutteridge, said: "I really need to speak to anyone who was in the area of Shoebury Park and either saw this young boy being assaulted, or the three suspects fleeing the scene.”
Anyone with information is urged contact Pc Gutteridge, or his colleagues at Southend CID, on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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