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Wireless festival ticket robbed from teenager in Victoria Park, Ashford

Two people have been arrested after a teenager trying to flog a festival ticket was robbed at knifepoint.

The teenage boy had arranged to meet two people in Victoria Park, Ashford, to sell a ticket for Wireless Festival last month.

He was reportedly assaulted and threatened with a knife during the incident, and the festival ticket, as well as his bank cards, bus pass, cash, air bud headphones and a red iPhone were stolen.

Victoria Park in Jemmett Road, Ashford. Picture: Andy Jones
Victoria Park in Jemmett Road, Ashford. Picture: Andy Jones

The incident is believed to have happened between 10.25am and midday on June 25.

An 18-year-old man from Ashford and a 17-year-old boy from Canterbury were arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail while enquiries are ongoing.

Police are looking for witnesses to come forward to assist with their investigation.

The teenage boy was threatened with a knife
The teenage boy was threatened with a knife

Officers would like to speak to a woman who was heard to shouting for help during the incident, and a man who came forward and offered money and assistance to the victim to help him get safely home.

Witnesses are urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/126448/19. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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