Teenager pushed off bike by thug

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A thug robbed a teenage boy of his bike in Preston.

The incident happened at around 10pm on Monday in Blackpool Road near to the junction with Layton Road.

The victim, a 14-year-old boy, was cycling home when he was attacked and had his bike stolen. A man threatened him before pushing him off his bike into a bush.

The 14-year-old did not suffer any injuries.

Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess of Preston CID said: “This was an unprovoked and callous attack and I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.”

The attacker is described as a white male, 5 ft 9 in to 5 ft 10 in tall, in his mid to late teens, of skinny build and was wearing a grey zip up tracksuit with hooded top and a black balaclava.

A black Norco Storm mountain bike was taken in the attack.

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact Preston Police on 101 quoting log reference 1592 of October 19.