A 16 year old lad had his mobile phone stolen during an assault in Rubery at the weekend. 

The teen was walking with two friends when they were followed and blocked in an alleyway in Callowbridge Road by ‘a group of men’ at around 7.30pm on Saturday (4th January).

The teenager was struck and entered the road briefly where cars had to move to avoid him.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “One of the men in the group started to produce a bladed weapon. The weapon was not used during the assault and the victim was able to run away.

“The group of men then left the area in the direction of ‘St Chads Park’. The victim sustained minor injuries and his smartphone was taken.”

West Mercia Police Officer Dan Icke said: “This is believed to be an isolated incident and investigations are ongoing. We are appealing for any witnesses to this assault, which left a young-man considerably shaken by the ordeal, to please come forward.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please call West Mercia Police on 101.”

If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0578s of Saturday 4 January.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crime stoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.


  1. Getting worse around rubery frankley ormond road. Morons on motor bikes all day and night . Drug dealers drive up and down ormond road. Kids roaming around all hours of night and early hours.the smell of drugs from licky banker is awfull.
    Kids drinking in smoking area of pub.
    Drug dealers in car park of pub.the noise of motorbikes is awfull all day into early hours.they gather at licky banker to take turns on motorbikes some no older than 14.dont feel safe in frankley any more.

    • As the police says, I’m convinced that it was just ‘an isolated incident’ and once ‘investigations are’ over, it will be again a crime-free paradise.


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