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Schoolboy targeted by knifeman in Worthing

The Argus: Schoolboy targeted by knifeman in Worthing Schoolboy targeted by knifeman in Worthing

A 14-year-old boy was attacked by a knifeman and his friend as he walked to school.

The boy was approached by two men between Bulkington Avenue and Henty Road in Worthing sometime between 8.20am and 8.40am on Wednesday.

Both of the men were described as black and in their early 20s.

One was described as being of a stocky build and wearing a grey hooded and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The other was skinny and wearing a black hooded top and had a gold coloured square shaped ring on his middle finger on his right hand.

One of the men had a knife and the boy sustained slight scratches and torn clothing.

Nothing was stolen.

Detective Constable Julie Cox said; "The full circumstances and motive for this incident are not clear at present, and we are asking for any witnesses to contact us via 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 0522 of 08/1."

Update, January 21, 2014: Police now believe the attack never happened. 

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12:54pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Larry the Lamb says...

Not a nice ordeal for a 14 year old. Hope they catch them. Strange to describe the two as "a knife man and his friend". I would have described it as two men one armed with a knife. Or a knife man and accomplice.
Not a nice ordeal for a 14 year old. Hope they catch them. Strange to describe the two as "a knife man and his friend". I would have described it as two men one armed with a knife. Or a knife man and accomplice. Larry the Lamb
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5:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

John Steed says...

its a shame local radio, splash FM only gave half the news on this item today they forgot to mention that the muggers were 6ft plus tall and black. there was a good probability I drove past this occurance however it is so busy on this road, I certainly missed it.
its a shame local radio, splash FM only gave half the news on this item today they forgot to mention that the muggers were 6ft plus tall and black. there was a good probability I drove past this occurance however it is so busy on this road, I certainly missed it. John Steed
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3:30pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Andrew-73 says...

John Steed wrote:
its a shame local radio, splash FM only gave half the news on this item today they forgot to mention that the muggers were 6ft plus tall and black. there was a good probability I drove past this occurance however it is so busy on this road, I certainly missed it.
Yes they did neglect to give out the description didn't they. They are not the only ones too. In fact the Argus has only just released the description despite it being made public Thursday morning.
I suppose they are worried people will generalise.
It's simply vital to give out the description as early as possible. Too late now.
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: its a shame local radio, splash FM only gave half the news on this item today they forgot to mention that the muggers were 6ft plus tall and black. there was a good probability I drove past this occurance however it is so busy on this road, I certainly missed it.[/p][/quote]Yes they did neglect to give out the description didn't they. They are not the only ones too. In fact the Argus has only just released the description despite it being made public Thursday morning. I suppose they are worried people will generalise. It's simply vital to give out the description as early as possible. Too late now. Andrew-73
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