Teenager charged after man is punched in the face ‘several times’ in Lowestoft play park

Suffolk Police. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Suffolk Police. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a man was punched in the face during an assault at a Lowestoft play park.

The attack happened in Denmark Road where a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were sitting in the play park, at the junction with Rotterdam Road, at about 10.40pm on Sunday, February 21.

An attacker approached the pair and threatened them with a weapon – described as resembling a chisel – and demanded that the man hand over his mobile phone.

When he said he didn't have one, he was punched in the face several times.

Police issued a witness appeal and officers continued to make further enquiries.

And yesterday afternoon (February 29), a 16-year-old teenager was arrested and taken into custody where he was interviewed.

He was subsequently charged with attempted robbery and with possession of a knife in a public place, and has now been bailed to appear at Lowestoft Youth Court from 1.30pm on Wednesday, March 16.

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