Teenager attacked in Pontefract

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was attacked and robbed next to a level crossing on Skinner Lane in Pontefract on Wednesday. The 16-year-old boy was returning home from college when he was attacked by two men who dragged him into a ditch and punched and kicked him.

This teenage boy has been left badly shaken by this attack, which has left him bruised and sore, and I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack, or who may have seen the two men or the rucksack following the incident to contact police."The victim said that a number of cars passed the crossing during the assault but disappointingly no-one stopped or contacted police. If that was you please contact us as you may have vital information that could help us in this investigation."

– Detective Inspector David Boldison of British Transport Police