Police appeal after teenager robbed in Washington

Hertburn Industrial Estate. Picture courtesy of Google

Hertburn Industrial Estate. Picture courtesy of Google

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A teenager has been robbed in Washington by six men.

Police are appealing for information after the 19-year-old man was robbed near Barmston.

The incident happened at 11.25pm on Wednesday, October 12, on the footpath that leads from Hertburn Industrial Estate from Washington to Barmston.

Six males pulled the 19-year-old to the ground and kicked him before taking his wallet and running off. One of the offenders was wearing glasses and one was wearing bright white trainers.

The 19-year-old suffered minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for information.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1179 121016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.