Investigation launched after teenager is threatened with knife outside petrol station

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Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old boy from Burwell was attacked outside a petrol station in Soham.

The incident took place between 7.40pm and 7.55pm on Sunday (November 23) as the victim was outside the station, in Fordham Road, with his girlfriend.

Offenders pulled up in a dark Fiat Punto before the driver and front passenger got out. The driver started questioning the victim and punched him to the face, causing minor injuries.

The passenger then produced a large knife and threatened to stab the victim.

The driver is described as a man in his mid-20s, around six foot and stocky with dark hair and wearing a black hoody.


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The front passenger is described as a man in his mid-20s, around 5’10” and stocky with blond hair and wearing an Adidas top and body-warmer.

A third man was in the back of the vehicle but did not get out.

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Detective Sergeant John Yore said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and his girlfriend. I would urge anyone who may have seen it happen or who has any information to contact me.”

Anyone with information should contact DS Yore on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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