Haverhill: Teenager, 17, attacked as walking beside old railway track

A girl, six, has been approached by a man

A girl, six, has been approached by a man - Credit: Archant

A 17-year-old boy has been approached by two men who attacked him and tried to steal his valuables.

The attack happened at around 11pm on Tuesday on a footpath beside the old railway track in Wratting Road.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was crossing the footbridge behind the Waters Edge flats on Withersfield Road, when he was approached by two men.

As they passed each other, one of them asked the victim if he had a lighter and as the victim turned round the other man punched him in the face.

The two suspects then pushed the victim to the floor and began to kick him, before searching his pockets. Another man then shouted at the offenders and they fled, running off in the direction of Tesco.

Police officers are keen to speak to the man who helped the victim. He is described as a white, aged around 30 years of age, 6ft tall, of a large muscular build, with short spiky hair and tattoos on his right shoulder.

Anyone with information call Bury St Edmunds police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.