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TEENAGER MUGGED IN BINSTEAD BY UNKNOWN MEN IN VAN

Ringwood Road, Binstead

Police are launching an investigation into an alleged mugging in Binstead yesterday evening (Monday), in which a mountain bike was stolen from a 16-year-old boy.

The incident is said to have occurred on Ringwood Road, near Binstead Road, at around 18:45.

According to the teen’s family, a black Mercedes Vito van stopped as it was driving by and 2 men jumped out. The passenger in the van assaulted the teenager by punching him whilst the second man stole the victim’s orange mountain bike.

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The assailants placed the bike in the back of their van and drove off.

The incident occurred whilst the 16-year-old was returning home to the Birch Gardens area of Binstead Lodge Road.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We received a report at 7.14pm about the assault of a teenage boy and the theft of a bicycle on Ringwood Road / Binstead Lodge Road.

“If anyone has any information about this incident, they should call 101″.

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Anyone with information relating to this incident, including the whereabouts of the bike, is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting 44190377461.

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Foggy
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Foggy

Scum, chop their hands off.

M6NGK
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M6NGK

Dilly Dilly!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Okay Foggy.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Will do

Suspicious
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Suspicious

I am sorry to sound negative but this is something you hear of in a busy city not on the Isle of Wight !!! Personally I don’t see someone driving round in a Mercedes van just randomly taking risk and stealing a bike as a random act ! This story has more to it

Karen
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Karen

I agree something isn’t right

Suspicious
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Suspicious

Surprise surprise, I see the mum has posted on Facebook that the bike has been returned and lots of people saying oh that is great news and asking have they caught the people that stole the bike, she has ignored this question Many times so I still conclude that this was a made up story and I hope that if it was the young man will pay the cost of all the services used to investigate this crime. He might even have to sell his bike to cover the cost of this investigation !

Az-Zahara Aziz
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Az-Zahara Aziz

Monkey see, Monkey do.

Get used to it.

With over a thousand more homes to be built in Ryde with many mainland ‘city’ overspill filling such, soon such happenings will be a short article a few pages inside the Country Press as other more vile imported crimes make these days something to ‘hark’ back too.

Bex
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Bex

No overspill from inner cities. It’s just a runour.

Bex
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Bex

Rumour

Island independence now!
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Island independence now!

You’re not from here are you

Island independence now!
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Island independence now!

Bull brummies everywhere over here time to ship them back

Island independence now!
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Island independence now!

Totally agree [removed]
About time we had a say who comes here

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Yes Az-Zahara Aziz, I mildly agree. Brexit means Brexit. We will stop the younguns calling us boomers

Temperance
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Temperance

Anymore details on the bike..marks and things such as what lights ..it was dark at that time..or maybe it didn’t have any and a driver may have got annoyed..ryde,cowes and sandown seem to have plenty of youths no lights wheeling up the centre of roads or a long pavements and genrally thinking they own the roads in the evenings.. just a thought.

Richard
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Richard

A couple of nights ago I spotted an adult male looked like the dad cycling on a busy main road near Ryde with a small child perchased on the bike and not displaying any lights. Total madness!

idc67
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idc67

Will the Police show any interest ??

Suspicious
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Suspicious

I’m not buying it, I reckon there is more to this story than meets the eye, Ringwood is a pretty fluid area, houses and pedestrians, somebody would have seen something, especially at that time of night, watch this space, reckon there’s more to come

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