Teen violently attacked for bike

The skate park in Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough.
The skate park in Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough.

A TEENAGER was beaten over the head with a metal bar by two men for his BMX bike.

The 17-year-old was riding from Morrisons on York Road to the Skate Park in Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough with a friend when they were approached by two men who threatened the pair if they did not hand over their bikes.

He was then struck over the head with a metal bar so hard he needed three stitches before taking both bikes and escaping on to Northfield Road.

The attack happened on Saturday, May 5 at about 4.30pm.

Both bikes that were stolen are BMXs. One has a black frame and a gold front wheel and black rear wheel. The other bike has a grey frame.

The attackers are described as white, between 18 to 21-years-old and approximately 6ft tall. One is described as slim and was wearing a Voi hooded, black tracksuit with the hood up and a small “V” motif on the chest. The other man is of a medium build with short brown hair and was wearing a dark grey tracksuit.

A similar attack happened five days later at around 7.40pm, when an 18-year-old male was riding his mountain bike along the old railway track on the Trans Pennine trail, travelling from Sprotbrough to Edlington.

He was threatened by two men, who match the same description, but this time flashed a knife to get the bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 743 of 05/05/12 or 957 of 10/05/12.