Attempt to rob boys in park

AN attempt was made to rob two boys in Tarring Park.

At about 6pm on Thursday (March 1) the 14-year old local boys were walking towards Tarring Park, Worthing, along South Street, when they saw two other boys walking towards them.

The two suspects began talking to the 14-year olds and followed them into the park.

There they produced what is believed to have been a knife and one of the victims was kicked and punched, but not stabbed. However the suspects made off without taking anything.

The injured boy was treated at Worthing Hospital but later went home.

The two suspects are both described as white. One appeared to be 16 or 17, 5ft 6in-7in and of muscular build. He had a tattoo of a cluster of stars at the top of his right arm. He had short brown hair with possibly blond highlights, and a very spotty complexion. He was wearing a hoody with sleeves rolled up, and blue jeans.

The second suspect was about 14 years old, 5ft 2in-3in tall and of thin build. He had short black hair and was wearing a grey hoody

Detective Constable Emma Cruise said; “This was an isolated incident but it was very distressing for the two boys. Just afterwards a man on a moped stopped nearby and assisted the two victims but later drove off. We would very much like to speak to this man as as a witness. That man and anyone else who can help with information is asked to contact us via 101 quoting serial 1503 of 1/3. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.”