Police appeal over teenager attacked by gang of men in Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

Police have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after a teenage boy was assaulted by a gang of men in Shrewsbury.

The assault took place in the Castle Walk area, when a group of up to eight men approached the 16-year-old and both verbally and physically assaulted him. They also asked him to empty his pockets.

The boy made his escape over the Castle Walk footbridge towards Castlefields and the group of men walked away towards the Monkmoor area of the town.

Most of the men that attacked the boy, at about 8.30pm on Friday, had their faces covered.

Police have issued a description of two of the suspects. One was a white man with curly black hair, about 5ft 9 inches tall and aged between 19 to 22. He spoke with a Liverpool accent and wore a black North Face puffer-style jacket, blue Adidas tracksuit bottoms, and black Nike trainers. A white man with blonde/light brown hair, about 6ft (1m 82cm) tall and of a skinny build. He was wearing a black raincoat.

Detective Sergeant Mathew Crisp said: “The boy who was assaulted received wounds to his face, which required medical treatment. Although he wasn’t too seriously injured this was a horrible experience for him and we’re determined to track down those involved.

“Please get in touch if you know anything about this incident that could help our ongoing investigation.”

Call 101 with information. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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