Child robbed at knifepoint in Corby

Police have arrested a teen

By Kate Cronin
Friday, 17th June 2022, 1:40 pm
Updated Friday, 17th June 2022, 1:40 pm
The incident happened in Kingswood Park
The incident happened in Kingswood Park

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after a child was robbed of his scooter at knifepoint in a Corby park.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident in Kingswood Park in Alberta Close that involved an 11-year-old victim.

The boy was pushing his electric scooter through the park between 3.20pm and 3.30pm on Sunday (June 12) when a group shouted at him before one of them pulled out a knife and demanded the scooter.

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The boy handed it over and two of the group rode off on it.

All the of the gang are believed to be aged between 12 and 16 years old. One was wearing a black tracksuit and a balaclava, while two were wearing grey tracksuits.

Witnesses should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 22000336157.

* A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with this incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries.