Appeal for witnesses to Western Park robbery


2 Boys punched in the face and robbed of Jewellery and a mountain bike on Western Park, both boys were taken to hospital for treatment. The Police are now appealing for witnesses.


Extra patrols are being carried out in Western Park, Leicester following a report of robbery yesterday (Tuesday 25 June).


Western Park. Pictures by Leicester Media © 2019

It happened at the skate park between 5.30pm and 5.45pm – and officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Two boys were approached by two other teenagers – believed to be 16 or 17 years old – who demanded money from them. When one of the boys said he did not have anything, he was punched in the face and his watch, bracelet and necklace were taken.


When the other boy tried to intervene, he too was punched in the face and his BMX was taken. Both boys were taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary to be treated for minor injuries.


PC Gemma Stevens, the investigating officer, said: “Were you passing through Western Park – close to the skate park – yesterday evening?


Were you making your way to or from work, were you out for a walk or maybe out running? Did you see what happened?


“If you have any information that could help with my investigation, but you’ve not yet spoken to police, then please get in touch.


Sergeant Mark Brennan, deputy neighbourhood policing area (NPA) commander for West Leicester, said: “Over the coming days, the Western/New Parks team will step up patrols to offer reassurance to the public.


“We also have a dedicated PCSO, 6094 Sally Morgan, for Western Park, who the community know has a regular presence in the area. If you have any concerns, then please speak to her.”


Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference 19*329054.