Heroic Stockport postman fends off robbers and returns stolen phone after they threaten to stab boy, 14

By Dean Wilkins

A heroic postman helped to fend off robbers who threatened to stab a 14-year-old boy in Stockport, last weekend.

The boy was confronted by two thugs on Whitehurst Road, Heaton Moor, at 10.30am on April 21, who demanded he hand over his phone or be stabbed.

After lying and saying he was 12, the boy’s phone was stolen from his pocket and sought the help of a local postman who tracked the robbers down in his van and returned the mobile phone to the boy.

Police Constable Joel Massender, of the Stockport Volume Crime Team, said: “This young boy was picked on by a couple of bullies because he was on his own. Although no knife was seen, to even threaten to stab a young teenager is an utterly reprehensible act so we need to find the offenders as soon as possible.

“Luckily the postman came to this boy’s aid and recovered his mobile phone, but we still need to identify who the two offenders were.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

The main offender was described as being white, 16 or 17-years-old, about 6ft tall and of a medium build. He had short shaved brown hair and brown eyebrows and had a pale complexion.

He was wearing a grey cotton jacket or jumper with matching jogging trousers.

The other was white, about 13-years-old, 5ft 3in tall and of a skinny build with short shaved hair. He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with blue or orange stripes down the legs and arms, black trainers and his socks were tucked into his trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9970 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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