Young Victim Punched To the Ground During Stockton Attempted Robbery

Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery took place on Friday 15th May on Bishopton Avenue in Stockton.

The incident occurred between 11:15pm and 11:40pm when the 16-year-old male victim was approached by a man outside the gate of Monkey Tree Park. The man is believed to have been aged in his twenties and riding a white mountain bike.

The young victim was repeatedly punched to the floor, and the assault continued a second and third time as the victim tried to escape through the park, which resulted in the victim’s head being stood on by the attacker.

The offender is described as a white male, aged in his twenties and around 5ft 10” tall, of stocky build with fair to ginger hair. At the time of the attack, the offender was wearing a grey tracksuit top with a hood and stripes down the arms and blue tracksuit bottoms.

The victim has suffered bruising to his head and body and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees before being discharged.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the attack is asked to contact PC David West on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or