Boy, 13, appears in court following robbery

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A 13-year-old boy has been charged with robbery following reports of a bike theft in Plungington Road, Preston.

He is set to appear at Preston Youth Court on Wednesday, June 17, and also faces charges of threatening a person with an offensive weapon and criminal damage.

The damage charge is in relation to a separate incident.

The the bike theft took place at 7.30pm on Monday, June 15 when a 16-year-old local was riding his bike with a friend when he was approached by a small group of youths.

One of the youths is alleged to have knocked the victim to the floor before stealing his bike.

The victim suffered minor injuries to his head.