Attack by London teens on Islanders leads to urgent police appeal

Did you see the incident on Tuesday night around 7pm? Police have arrested six teenagers from London and holding them in custody.

hampshire police car at night

Hampshire Constabulary share this latest appeal. Ed

Officers are appealing for information following a robbery in Cowes.

The incident happened at some time between 7pm and 7.10pm on Tuesday, 20 August.

The victims, three teenage boys, were on Cross Street, Cowes when they were approached by another group of teenage boys.

Theft and assault
Mobile phones were stolen from two of the victims and one of them was assaulted suffering minor injuries.  The third teenager was also assaulted.

The offenders then made off in the direction Shooters Hill.

Detective Constable Julia Parker, said:

“We’re appealing to anyone who was in the Cross Street area of Cowes at the time of the incident to get in touch with us.  Did you witness what happened? 

“We still need to speak to the teenager who was assaulted during this incident who left the scene before we arrived.  If this was you, or you think you know who he is, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Six boys from London arrested
Six boys, two aged 14 and four aged 16, all from London, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and are currently in police custody.

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44190295958.

Image: EDDIE under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 11:18am



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3 Comments on "Attack by London teens on Islanders leads to urgent police appeal"

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Should all be on CCTV, camera at end of Cross St, several in the High Street and by the Bus Terminal.
Oh sorry no one is watching it!


In this current era of technology, and if the will was there, you’d think it would be possible to store a few days of footage which could then be viewed retrospectively. Personally I have no issue with CCTV. Would rather see more cameras, not fewer.

Mark L Francis

I would like to see some that actually work for a change.