Police release robbery suspect (16) from custody under investigation

A TEENAGER arrested in connection with two knifepoint attacks on young people in a Staffordshire Moorlands village has been released  from custody under investigation.

On Monday, 16 year old girl had a silver ring snatched from her after being threatened by a blade-wielding youth in an alleyway off Ox Pasture, Cheddleton.

At the same location 48 hours later later, a teenage boy was confronted in a similar manner and ordered to hand over his mobile phone, but the victim managed to flee on this occasion.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of a sharpened or bladed article in connection with robbery offences that have taken place in the Cheddleton area.

“The boy has been released under investigation. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone who witnessed either incident or has any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 800 555 111.