Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an incident in Bedmond.
At around 3.25pm on Thursday (23 November), a 10-year-old boy was approached by three unknown teenagers on bicycles as he walked along the High Street.
The group began to engage the boy in conversation. As they approached the vicinity of Bedmond stores, one of the males reportedly produced a weapon from a backpack and asked the victim to remove his bag.
As the victim did so, the teenager said he was “only joking” and told the boy to put his bag back on.
The boy then left the area.
Two of the teenagers are described as follows:
White male, with freckles, dressed in black clothing.
White male, with brown hair, wearing a black jumper.
Detective Inspector Manjit Khela said: “We understand that this incident will cause a great deal of concern among the local community. Thankfully the boy was not hurt, and nothing was taken, but he was understandably left very frightened.
“We’re conducting extensive enquiries at this time, including a review of CCTV, to confirm the exact nature of the weapon and to trace those involved.
“The high street was busy at the time and I would ask anyone with information which may assist our enquiries to please come forward. Did you see a group of teenage boys on bicycles?
“If you were driving in the area and have a dash cam fitted, we’d ask you to please review any footage and contact us if you have captured something of note.”