Four people have been arrested following a robbery in a children’s park in Milton Keynes.

The quarter, who consist of two 16 year-old boys, one male aged 15 and one 14-year-old boy, all of whom are from Milton Keynes, were detained and arrested by police on the evening of the incident. They have since been released under investigation.

The arrests related to an incident that occurred on Friday (7/7) between 4.30pm and 5pm, in a small children’s park, situated on Briar Hill.

The victim was cycling on the redway that runs parallel with V5 Great Monks Street and Briar Hill, when a boy cycled at him from behind and caused the victim to almost fall into the bushes. The victim has then approached the boy to ask why he did this. A verbal altercation has then taken place.

The victim’s face was then struck, causing him to fall to the floor. Whilst on the floor, five or six boys have kicked and punched at his body and head. He was then struck five to six times to the head with a wooden pole.
The group of boys have then run off, taking the victim’s silver city bike with them.

The first boy was white, slim, aged between 15 and 16-years-old and riding a bike. He was wearing a grey short sleeved top, with grey and white trainers.

The second boy was white, slim, aged between 15 and 16-years-old, with short blonde hair. He was wearing a blue long sleeved jumper, dark bottoms and black Nike trainers with the white tick logo.

The third boy was white, slim, with short blonde hair and aged between 15 and 16-years-old. He was wearing a white short sleeved t-shirt and dark bottoms.

The victim attended Milton Keynes University Hospital and has since been discharged after suffering a cut to his head, a nose bleed and bruising to his ribs and arms.

Investigating Officer DC Laura Mason of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Milton Keynes said, “This was an appalling attack that took place in broad daylight near to a children’s park. The group attacked the victim, who suffers from learning difficulties, in a violent manner using weapons to hit him over the head.

“We are appealing for any witnesses of the incident to contact the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101. We are particularly keen to locate a female who is thought to have been on the same redway at the time of the offence.”

Police are still appealing for the public’s help with the incident. People with any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170200131’.