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Boys arrested following attempted robbery in Shrewsbury

Two boys have been arrested following a report of an attempted robbery in Shrewsbury.

A teenage man was allegedly threatened and attacked on High Street, near to Peacock's Passage, at 10.30pm yesterday (Friday 2 February).

Two males demanded the victim hand over his phone and coat before attacking him, causing serious facial injuries.

The two males fled the scene empty handed when someone else intervened.

The victim was taken to hospital by paramedics.

Police arrested two 17-year-old boys on suspicion of robbery and they remain in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any more information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 and quote incident 775s of 2 February 2018. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via  


Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 03/02/18