Published On: Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014 on 1:56 pm

Appeal issued after boy, 13, threatened at knifepoint in Wakefield

Wakefield Police E-Fit Appeal

Police in Wakefield have released an e-fit of a man they would like to identify in relation to an attempted knife-point robbery on a 13-year-old boy.

The incident occurred this week on 21 October between 7.30 and 8pm when the young boy was walking along Church Avenue in South Kirby, close to the Langthwaite Industrial Estate.

He was then approached by a suspect who threatened him to hand over money with what has been described as a long bladed knife.

Detective Constable Andrew Hicks, from Wakefield CID, said: “When the victim told the attacker that he wasn’t carrying any cash he was ‘patted down’ by the suspect before being told to carry on walking.

“The victim has been left understandably shaken by the incident and it’s important that we identify this man as soon as possible.

“It’s not acceptable for anyone, let alone a young boy, to be threatened or intimidated in this way and I would ask people to look at the e-fit image and contact police if they have any suspicions about who it may be.”

The suspect is described as a white male around 5ft 7” tall and aged in his twenties with a medium build.

He had a pale complexion, had very dark coloured black hair that fell low across his forehead, just above his eyebrows, which swept across his face.

He was also said to have a pointed nose, a goatee beard and wore a dark coloured tracksuit with white stripes down the legs. He was also thought to have worn unusual red coloured shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andrew Hicks at Wakefield CID by calling 101 and quoting ref number 1556 from the 21 October.

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