Teen with cerebral palsy attacked by robbers for his mobile

A teenager with cerebral palsy was left injured and traumatised by thugs who robbed him of his mobile phone.

Boy attacked for his mobile phone

Police are describing it as a 'despicable crime'. A teenager with cerebral palsy was left injured and traumatised by thugs who robbed him of his mobile phone.

The 16-year-old ,who was attacked after being followed through Broadstairs in Kent, fears the gang will target other vulnerable victims unless they're caught.

Tom Savvides talks to Luke Pierce, his mother Lisa Pierce and Chief Inspector Simon Thompson of Kent Police.

Teenager with cerebral palsy punched by robbers

Police want to trace this offender Credit: Kent Police

A teenager with cerebral palsy was punched in the face and had his mobile phone stolen as he walked home in Kent.

The 16-year-old victim was walking in St Michael's Avenue in Broadstairs on Sunday 8 June between 5.20pm and 5.40pm when he was approached by three teenagers.

E-fit of second offender Credit: Kent Police

One of them boys said "give me your mobile phone."

The victim tried to walk away but he was grabbed by his shirt and then punched on the side of his face. They then took his phone and they ran down the hill in the direction of the skate park.

Police have issued e-fits of two of the offenders.

Anyone who recognises those in the e-fits or who has any information should contact DC Kentra Gamble on 01227 868174, quoting ZY/18704/14.

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