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Appeal after 12-year-old threatened with knife in Grays

ESSEX Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was threatened by a teenager who tried to take money from him.

It happened at around 6.10pm on Tuesday, February 7 on the street at the Thurloe Walk junction with Hathaway Road in Grays.

The victim aged 12 and from the local area, was on a bike when he was approached by the suspect, who was also on a pushbike. He forced him to stop, pushed him backwards and asked him for money. He then brandished the handle of a knife at him before telling the victim to leave.

The victim didn’t give him any money and left the scene. He was shaken but unhurt.

The suspect is described as black, aged around 14 to 15-years-old, of a skinny build and around 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a blue puffer coat and dark blue jeans with a brown Gucci belt.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or who has any information that might help police is asked to contact Dc Frankie Cole at Grays CID on Essex Police 101.

People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an Anonymous Online Form at



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