Tyne & Wear

Youth fights off robbers who failed to steal his phone

A 16-year-old boy fought off three would-be robbers who tried to steal his iPhone in a Newcastle street attack.

The victim was in Edgefield Avenue, Fawdon, late on Saturday night when he was approached by three youths.

They kicked and punched him and tried to steal his phone but he managed to hold on to it and they ran off empty-handed.

The victim suffered minor injuries. Police are studying CCTV footage taken near Fawdon Metro Station.

Det Con Jon Wilkinson of Northumbria Police said: "We're carrying out extensive enquiries to trace these three offenders, including checking CCTV of the area."

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