Man 'rammed to floor' as he tried to stop teens from stealing his scooter

A man was attacked in Shirley on Sunday, May 21 <i>(Image: Google Maps (Inset image: PA))</i>
A man was attacked in Shirley on Sunday, May 21 (Image: Google Maps (Inset image: PA))

A MAN has been injured after trying to stop a group of teenagers from stealing his scooter in Shirley.

The victim was approached by a gang, which tried to steal his motorised vehicle after breaking its lock in Milner Court.

The man asked the teens to leave his scooter, but he was then rammed to the floor, suffering injuries to his back and hand.

His scooter was damaged and left behind, but his phone, which had fallen to the floor during the incident, was stolen.

Police say enquiries are ongoing into the robbery at 8.50pm on Sunday, May 21, but officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

The group is all described as being 16 to 17 years old.

One is described as being white, of medium build, with short, light brown hair, and around 5 feet 3 inches tall. He was wearing a grey top and trousers.

A second member of the group is described as being slightly taller than the first and wearing a black hooded top.

Hampshire Police does not have descriptions of the others at this time.

Anyone who can assist with police enquiries can submit information on their website, or you can call 101, quoting the reference 44230200985.