A 12-year-old boy was reportedly robbed and punched in Hemel Hempstead last month.

Three boys, all aged around 13, reportedly approached the victim and blocked his pathway in the park next to Woodhall Farm on Tuesday, October 24.

The boys then reportedly punched the victim in the head and took his mobile phone, before making off in the direction of Redbourn Road.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may be able to help their investigation of the incident, which occurred between 2pm and 2.20pm on Tuesday, October 24.

Detective Constable Leanne Hallowday said: “I am asking for anyone in the area to think back to the day, whether they remember anyone acting suspicious in that location or if they remember seeing the boys running away from the park.


“I also want people to check their CCTV and door bell footage to see whether they have captured anything. Anyone with information, please contact me via leanne.hallowday@herts.police.uk.”

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101 and quoting crime reference 41/ 85031/23.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.