Teenager left with fractured jaw and serious injuries as assailants snatch mobile phone

A TEENAGER was left with a fractured jaw after he was brutally assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone after leaving March Railway Station.

The 18-year-old left the station and was heading in the direction of Robingoodfellow’s Lane at around 10.30pm on Tuesday September 27 when he was approached by a group of five men.

One of the group demanded that the victim hand over his mobile phone which he was listening to music on. Before he could react he was punched in the head and body several times.

All five members of the group were wearing hoodies and spoke with foreign accents. One of the men was on a bike.

Fearing for his safety - and in a bid to escape the violent assault - the teenager handed over his phone and made off in the direction of Station Road.

The victim lost two teeth and required hospital treatment where two metal plates were inserted into his broken jaw.

Det Con Dave Rabbitt said: “This was an extremely brutal attack which left a young victim requiring surgery.

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“I am now appealing for any members of the public who were in the area, who saw anything, or have any information to come forward.”

Officers are now following several lines of enquiry into the incident, including viewing CCTV in and around the area in a bid to identify those responsible.

Anyone who believes they can assist police should call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference B9/LNA of 03/10/2011, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.