Assault and robbery in Birstall

Police are appealing for public help following an assault and robbery in Birstall.
The incident happened at around 9pm on Friday October 5, 2012 when the two victims aged 14 and 15 were walking along Wanlip Lane.  They noticed a group of youths walk from Lambourne Road onto Wanlip Lane towards them.  The group of youths, who are described as white and aged around 16 to 17-years-old, approached them and one of the group punched the 15-year-old victim in the face.  He was then kicked before the group made off with a Blackberry Curve mobile phone and black BMW bike back onto Lambourne Road.
Detective Constable Phil Lilley, the investigating officer, said: “Thankfully the assaulted boy was not seriously injured but they are both obviously keen for the return of their property.  “We are trying to locate a group of people who had been passing and came to their aid. They may have information about the assault or who was responsible so we would urge them to get on touch.  “I would also like to talk to anyone who saw what happened or knows someone who has recently acquired this property.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact DC 1551 Phil Lilley on 101*, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 1551. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free** and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
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Issued on 25/10/12 at 11:55
Crime reference number: LC/04459/12-7

(copied from Leicestershire Constabulary website)