Teenagers mugged in park

TWO teenagers were struck on the face and head with a bottle by muggers who snatched their mobile phones on Friday night. It happened in Verulamium Park, St Albans, at around 10.30pm when the two 16-year-olds were approached by two other youths, one of wh

TWO teenagers were struck on the face and head with a bottle by muggers who snatched their mobile phones on Friday night.

It happened in Verulamium Park, St Albans, at around 10.30pm when the two 16-year-olds were approached by two other youths, one of whom asked to borrow a mobile phone.

They then attacked their victims, hitting them on the face and head with a bottle before knocking them to the ground and continuing to assault them.

The thieves took mobile phones from both victims as well as a wallet before making off.

The first victim, who was from St Albans, suffered a cut lip while the second, from Welham Green, had a bump on his head.

One of the attackers was aged 16 or 17, of medium to chubby build with short hair and bad acne. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a light hooded top which was possibly blue, with thin black horizontal lines and white trainers.

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The second was of similar age, of medium build and wearing a dark tracksuit, a hoodie, possibly white, with the hood up and dark trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Angelina Wade on 0845 33 00 222.