Masked gang armed with suspected knife and knuckleduster attacked and robbed three teenagers near Danes Camp in Northampton

A group of teenagers were dragged, punched and threatened with weapons during a terrifying attack in Northampton.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 11:39 am
Updated Thursday, 18th August 2016, 1:40 pm
Sandhurst Close at the back of Trilogy Gym

The three victims, who are in their late teens, were walking towards Sandhurst Close at the back of Trilogy Gym at Danes Camp when they were approached from behind by a group of six to eight males, aged around 15 to 20.

One of the victims turned and was punched in the face by a member of the group, who he believes may have been wearing a knuckleduster.

The gang then attacked all three victims after demanding they hand over bags and phones.

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One of the victims was dragged to the floor, punched several times and had his bag taken stolen, and another had what was believed to be a knife held to his stomach.

The offenders then ran off in the direction of Abbeyfield School.

The suspects are described as being black or mixed-race, aged 15 to 20, and were wearing tops with the hoods up and bandana face coverings showing just their eyes.

The incident happened at around 10pm on Monday (August 15).

Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information are asked call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.