Boy assaulted and robbed in car park in Watford

A 16-year-old boy was attacked in a car park and robbed of his phone, police have said.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the incident happened in Gade Car Park, off Rosslyn Road, Watford, on Monday, November 9.

The force says the teenager was robbed and assaulted by “a number of people” around 3.30pm.

His iPhone, ear pods, jacket and bag were taken from him, police said.

Richard Batchelor, 18, of Mildmay Road, Stevenage, has been charged with robbery and assault.

A 16-year-old boy from Watford has been charged with robbery.

Both were remanded into custody and are next due to appear before court on Monday, December 21.

Three further people were also arrested in connection with the same incident; a 17-year-old boy from Watford, an 18 year old man from the Wembley area and an 18 year old man from Harrow.

All three have been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

PC Claudia McCready, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “This was a harrowing experience for the young victim and those who witnessed it, and it will not be tolerated.

“We are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information about the incident to come forward. We believe there are more witnesses who have further information about this incident and I urge them to come and speak to us.

“This happened in broad daylight and in a busy area of town. Any detail, however small, could be vital to our investigation. If you can help, please don’t hesitate to come forward as soon as possible.”

Information can be reported calling 101, reference 41/90520/20.


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