Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery of a bike and a mobile phone in Bebington on Sunday afternoon, 14 October.
At around 3.30pm, a 16-year-old boy was in the area of Bebington Oval on Old Chester Road with friends when they were approached by a group of around 10 youths described as around 14 years of age, all in dark clothing.
A firework was allegedly thrown by someone in this group, which missed the groups and caused no injury. The victim was then hit in the face and his bike and mobile phone stolen. CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Constable Mike Neithercut said: “This was a disgusting and unprovoked attack which has left a teenage boy injured and understandably shocked. The actions of this group will not be tolerated and could have led to even more serious injuries.
“We are issuing an image of the bike in the hope that someone has seen it in the area or been offered it for sale. I also want to get the message out to parents and guardians and friends of young people in the area who think people they know may have been hanging around this area on Sunday. Speak to your children and children in your care, and if you have any information, do the right thing and come forward.
“There is no place for threats and violence on the streets of Merseyside and we will act on all information given to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 18400000411 and @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.