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Teenager attacked for her phone

Police in Worksop are looking for a young man after a teenage girl was attacked for her mobile phone.

On 17 December 2012 the 16-year-old was on the footpath outside Allens Cottages when she was shoved and punched by a man before he demanded her phone and money.

She managed to push him away and he ran off empty-handed. She was unharmed, but distressed by the attack.

The man is described as white, in his late teens, of slim build and around 5ft 9ins tall. He had short blond hair, prominent front teeth and was dressed in all black.

A similar attack happened at around 4pm on 9 December 2012 when two men threatened a woman in her 40s on a path outside Asda on Memorial Avenue in the town. The men, who were riding bicycles, pushed the woman against a wall and stole her handbag.

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Crackdown on drivers using their phones

People who drive while on their mobile phones are the target of a Humberside Police campaign which starts today. Officers will target irresponsible drivers in the hope of further reducing casualties on the roads and improving driver attitude and behaviour.

Legislation introduced in December 2003 prohibits the use of hand held mobile phones while driving and there is increasing anecdotal evidence that misuse, particularly by people driving for work purposes, is continuing.

"Mobile phones in cars are distracting and if used inappropriately and indeed illegally whilst driving, it considerably increases the risk of a collision."

– Casualty reduction officer, PC Barry Gardner