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Dog walker held at knifepoint by young boy

Catherine Thompson 15th Mar, 2017 Updated: 15th Mar, 2017

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a dog walker was held at knifepoint by a young boy.

The woman in her 60s was walking her pet on Tuesday evening at around 5pm near The Mount in Beaudesert Lane, Henley.

She was approached by a young boy who was reported to be holding a knife and demanded money and jewellery from the dog walker. She handed over her jewellery before the offender ran off in the direction of Beaudesert Place.

The offender is described as around 12 years-old, white, slim and around 5ft tall. He was wearing a dark t-shirt with a light coloured check shirt, light jeans and a light blue fleece. He had with him a small, dark backpack.

Det Insp Teresa McKenna said: “Firstly, I would like to reassure the local community that incidents of this nature are very rare.

“The victim was thankfully uninjured but it was obviously a very distressing ordeal and officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area yesterday and seen anything suspicious to contact us.”

Police are asking people to call them on 101 with any information.

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