Masked thug armed with a knife threatens teenage boy in Rothwell town centre alleyway

Offender wore a balaclava during lunchtime assaults in Rothwell alleyway

Police are hunting the man who threatened to stab a teenage boy in Rothwell
Police are hunting the man who threatened to stab a teenage boy in Rothwell

A teenage boy was threatened with a knife after being approached TWICE in the space of a week during daylight incidents in a Northamptonshire town centre.

The terrified kid ran off after the offender said he was about to stab him and ripped his jacked with the blade during the second attack in an alleyway in Rothwell earlier this month.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incidents on January 11 and January 18.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Between 11.45am and 12.30pm on January 18, the teenage boy was approached by the offender who threatened to stab him.

"He caused a small cut in the jacket worn by the boy, who has ran off.

"This is the second time the offender has approached the boy. On January 11, at about the same time, the offender approached the boy in the alleyway and demanded he found a person for him and provided a description.

"The offender wore a balaclava-type covering over his face, which did not have eye holes — however, the boy saw his hands which were white with a tanned complexion.

"He was about 6ft, of a stocky build and had a deep voice. He was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit with white stripes."

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist with their investigation to call 101 using reference number 21000043064. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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