Did you witness robbery on Ings Road?

Hull

2 Jul 2019

We’re appealing for your help in identifying a group of youths who are said to have robbed a man on Ings Road, Hull, on Saturday, June 29.

We were called at 3.50am by a concerned member of the public who had seen the man on the floor and two youths assaulting him, close to the junction with Gilshill Road.

Officers quickly arrived on the scene and took the man to hospital, where he was treated for a minor injury to his head.

An investigation has been launched and CCTV of the area has been viewed but at this stage we have not been able to identify any of those involved.

The victim said he had encountered a group of teenagers in a nearby playing field and that a number of them – who he estimates to be between 14 and 16 years old - had followed him onto Ings Road, shouting and throwing cans.

As he approached the junction, he says he was struck on the back of the head and fell to the floor, at which point the teenagers demanded cash.

He refused to hand anything over and they fled with his keys, which fell out of his pocket.

The boys are described as white, with builds ranging from slim to stocky. One of them was wearing a black puffer jacket.

If you have any information about the incident, please call our non-emergency 101 line quoting crime reference number 16/75019/19.