Teenager slashed with knife as robbers attack him in Westhoughton alleyway

The Bolton News: The alleyway where a teenager was slashed with knife by gang of four robbers in Westhoughton The alleyway where a teenager was slashed with knife by gang of four robbers in Westhoughton

A TEENAGER was slashed in the leg by a gang of knife-wielding robbers as he walked through an alleyway in Westhoughton.

The 19-year-old victim was attacked by three men while he was walking through the ginnel near Allesley Close, while a fourth man is thought to have attacked him from behind.

The muggers demanded his mobile phone but he refused to hand it over.

One of the men, who is thought to have been standing behind the victim, then slashed him on his right thigh with a weapon, thought to be a knife.

The robbers ran away empty-handed, leaving the teenager with "superficial" injuries.

No arrests have been made.

The robbery happened on Sunday at 11.20pm.

Det Insp Michael Fraser, from Bolton South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This incident happened late at night but it was near to the A6, which is a busy road so somebody in a car might have seen the four males running along the road or people may have seen them hanging around prior to the robbery.

“This would appear to be an isolated incident. We have not had any other similar incidents reported in the location.

"It is not clear why this particular person was picked on. I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the robbery or anyone who knows the identities of the offenders to call police.”


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The robbers were all white men, and all were wearing dark clothes. Three of them are thought to be about 5ft 10ins tall.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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12:30pm Wed 19 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

White men you say,so we are allowed to comment on this one.NO COMMENT.
White men you say,so we are allowed to comment on this one.NO COMMENT. boltonnut
  • Score: 19

12:38pm Wed 19 Feb 14

johnnyjackson says...

Scum bags
Scum bags johnnyjackson
  • Score: 15

1:03pm Wed 19 Feb 14

cliff4treasurer says...

So not Asian or Black men then.
So not Asian or Black men then. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -2

1:09pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Julian Thorpe says...

boltonnut wrote:
White men you say,so we are allowed to comment on this one.NO COMMENT.
Do we really need to go through this again?
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: White men you say,so we are allowed to comment on this one.NO COMMENT.[/p][/quote]Do we really need to go through this again? Julian Thorpe
  • Score: -6

1:50pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Wolfie190 says...

This is a strange one for round there never mind Westhoughton in general. So did they have local accents or perhaps east Europeans or something ?
This is a strange one for round there never mind Westhoughton in general. So did they have local accents or perhaps east Europeans or something ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 5

1:56pm Wed 19 Feb 14

melloj says...

Good on him for not handing it over. I wouldn't have either. More and more people are standing up against these thugs who think they can take what they want by force. That can only be a good thing.
Good on him for not handing it over. I wouldn't have either. More and more people are standing up against these thugs who think they can take what they want by force. That can only be a good thing. melloj
  • Score: 11

3:18pm Wed 19 Feb 14

danssoncabaret says...

I hope he is ok.
I hope he is ok. danssoncabaret
  • Score: 18

1:22am Thu 20 Feb 14

wild one says...

one comment for one. no comments for the other..racist BN.
one comment for one. no comments for the other..racist BN. wild one
  • Score: -1

3:06am Fri 21 Feb 14

BoltonLancs says...

Westhoughton, known to the GMP as 'The Desert'. Good on the lad to fight his corner. Shame on GMP plc that they rely on the public to catch these effin hunts while they, the police, manpower and violate genuine and peaceful local demonstrations regarding land-fvcking corporations - Igas.
The banks have told Cameron to come up with some goods or else. That's where we are at with regard to Government and policing.
Westhoughton, known to the GMP as 'The Desert'. Good on the lad to fight his corner. Shame on GMP plc that they rely on the public to catch these effin hunts while they, the police, manpower and violate genuine and peaceful local demonstrations regarding land-fvcking corporations - Igas. The banks have told Cameron to come up with some goods or else. That's where we are at with regard to Government and policing. BoltonLancs
  • Score: 0

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