The incident happened at around 5pm on Thursday 31 December 2020 in London Road. It is alleged a 17-year-old boy was walking near St Dunstan’s Church when a group of people aged in their late teens and early 20s assaulted him and stole a mobile phone from his pocket.
Investigating officer, PC Glenn Day, said: ‘Investigators have been completing enquiries in the area, including the examination of CCTV footage, and we would like to hear from anybody who witnessed the incident or saw the suspects.
‘I would also appeal to motorists who were in London Road between 4.30pm and 5.30pm with dashcam, to check for any footage that may assist our investigation.’
Anyone with information is urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/229146/20.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.