Knife-carrying youth challenges Potters Bar teen

PUBLISHED: 13:27 18 January 2019

A knife-carrying youth challenged a teenage boy on Mount Grace Road, Potters Bar. Picture: Google Streetview

A knife-carrying youth challenged a teenage boy on Mount Grace Road, Potters Bar. Picture: Google Streetview

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A teenage boy was challenged by two boys, one of whom was armed, in a Potters Bar alleyway yesterday.

Between 3.05pm and 3.15pm on Thursday, January 17, a 16-year-old boy was walking along Mount Grace Road when two boys approached him in an alleyway and asked him if he wanted to fight.

The victim walked away.

He then turned around to check if the boys were following him, and saw one of them pull a knife out of his waistband.

The victim ran away.

No-one was hurt during the incident.

The first offender is described as being white, around 13 to 14 years old, around 5ft 2in tall, of chubby build with short curly black hair.

He was wearing a black Nike tracksuit with a hooded top.

The second offender is described as being white, around 14/15 years old, around 5ft 2in tall and of slim build.

He was wearing blue jeans and a green Stone Island coat with a hood.

This being investigated as common assault.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact Hertfordshire police via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/5541/19, or to report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.

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