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“Frightening experience” for robbery victim in Selby as two teenagers charged to court

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Police enquiries remain ongoing in Selby after two teenagers were charged with robbery.

The incident occurred on Portholme Road, close to the junction with Bainbridge Drive, at around 3.45pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking with his girlfriend when they approached by a group of six youth including some on bicycles.

The man was assaulted causing head and facial injuries. His wallet was stolen which contained a small amount of cash and bank cards.

As a result of enquiries made by officers, who described the incident as a “frightening experience” for the victim and his partner, four boys – aged 16, 15, 15 and 11- have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

The 16-year-old and one of the 15-year-olds have been charged with robbery and they will appear at Harrogate Youth Court on 20 November 2020, 10am, court 2.

The other 15-year-old old boy and the 11-year-old boy have been released under investigation.

Police are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward to assist the investigation.

If you can help, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55511 or make a report at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Please quote reference number 12200158077 when providing details about this incident.


Last modified: September 11, 2020