Appeal for witnesses to teenage assault and robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was assaulted following a robbery in Macclesfield.

At approximately 2 am on Monday 17 December a 16-year-old boy, from Liverpool, was chased by a number of offenders near the Fountain Street area.

When the offenders caught up with him they stole his mobile phone and assaulted him causing a serious injury to his face.

The victim was taken to Macclesfield Hospital by ambulance and has since been released.

Detective Sergeant Matt Ashton, of Macclesfield CID, said: “We are continuing to piece together exactly what happened during the early hours and how the teenager came to suffer a nasty attack. I am appealing directly to the local community to come forward with any information – no matter how small which could help us identify those responsible.”

Please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 271063, give the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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