Police suspect a knife was used during attempted robbery in Bilton

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Bilton earlier this week.

The attempted robbery occurred when a teenager was approached by a man in the alleyway near to the Co-op in Bilton at around 2.20pm on Tuesday who demanded his mobile phone.

During the attempted robbery the victim suffered minor injuries inflicted by what is believed to be a knife, according to police. Nothing was stolen.

The teenager was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for treatment.

Police made an immediate search of the area following the incident in an attempt to locate the offender.

Officers investigating the incident are asking the public to please contact Rugby CID if you witnessed this incident or have any information that could assist officers with their enquiries or help identify an offender.

The offender is described as a white male in his early 20s 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins tall of slim build. He had full facial stubble, with no discernable accent.

He was wearing a black baseball cap that had a silver shiny motif on the corner of the peak, possibly a Lonsdale cap. He was also wearing a black Nike hoodie with the red tick on the chest with white or grey stains in the middle of it at the front and mid blue denim jeans with a frayed left knee and dirty white trainers.

Any witnesses are please asked to contact DC 1640 Rob Ewington on 01926 415000 ext 6130 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.