Teen robbed and punched in the face

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A TEENAGER was punched in the face and robbed of his mobile phone in an attack that took place near McDonald’s in Shoreham.

Police have only just released details of the attack and are appealing for witnesses to come forward, including a passing motorist who stopped to help the boy at the time.

The 14-year-old boy was with friends at around 8pm on Monday, June 9, near to the railway crossing on Eastern Road opposite McDonalds, when he was approached by two men in their twenties and assaulted.

One of the attackers also stole the teenage victim’s mobile phone.

PC James Barnes of Sussex Police said one of attackers was described as white, around 5ft 11in tall, between 20 and 30 years old, of muscular build and with dark blonde hair, which was cut short at the sides.

He was described as having had a tattoo on his upper right arm, and police say he was wearing a cream or white top and blue jeans at the time.

The other man was described as also white, 5ft 8in tall and in his twenties, of slim build with light-brown hair.

He was wearing a white jumper and green shorts.

“A passing motorist intervened, then left before the police arrived and we would like to speak to them,” said PC Barnes.

“We also need to speak to any other witnesses who might have driven past or anyone who was in McDonalds at the time.

“Please call police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1426 of 9/6.”