Teenage boy pulled off bike and stabbed in King’s Lynn robbery

PUBLISHED: 10:12 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 29 March 2018

Police are appealing after two robberies in King's Lynn. Photo: PA Wire.

Police are appealing after two robberies in King's Lynn. Photo: PA Wire.

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A teenage boy cycling home from college was pulled off his bike and stabbed in King’s Lynn, in one of two robberies in less than two hours.

Three teenage boys have been arrested and detectives are appealing for witnesses after two men were robbed in the town on Tuesday, March 27.

The first incident happened at about 4.20pm, when the victim, a man in his late teens, was cycling home from college on the black path between the Iron Bridge and the Fairstead estate.

His path was blocked by four men who pulled him off his bike and assaulted him.

The victim suffered a minor puncture wound to his back, believed to have been caused by a knife, and bruising to his body.

The men searched his bag before leaving the scene with his bike, which was later recovered.

The second incident happened at about 6pm on Gayton Road in the town, as the victim, a man in his late teens, walked in the direction of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Three men blocked his path before assaulting him, leaving him with injuries to his face and head which caused bruising.

His bag, containing a laptop and headphones, was stolen.

Investigating officer DC Larissa Foreman said: “We are extremely keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed either incident of has any information that relates to the robberies.

“In particular, we are keen to trace a jogger who may have interacted with the group and a lady who was walking nearby when the incident happened on the black path.”

Three teenage boys were arrested in connection with this incident and taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

They have been released on police bail and will return on Wednesday, April 25.

• Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Larissa Foreman at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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