A TEENAGER was robbed after he was hit over the head and threatened with a knife.

The 15-year-old was attacked at around 9.10pm last night in Wansbeck Road, Fawdon, Newcastle, after he was approached by a group of teenage boys.

The boy reported to police that he was hit over the head with some sort of weapon and threatened with a knife.

He was then forced to hand over his wallet before the group of teenagers fled the area.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital for a nasty cut to his head caused by the unidentified weapon.

Detectives at Northumbria Police have launched an investigation and now they are appealing for any witnesses to the “unprovoked attack”.

Detective Sergeant Craig Brown said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack that left a teenage boy with a nasty head injury.

“He was understandably terrified following this robbery and we are now hunting for the group of people who attacked him.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to the attack, or anyone saw the group of teenagers in the area of Wansbeck Road and Park Avenue, to get in touch.

“If you noticed anyone behaving suspiciously then please give us a call, any piece of information may help our investigation.”

They are described as male teenagers who were all wearing dark jackets with their hoods pulled up.

Anyone who has information that may assist police should call 101 quoting log 1215 19/02/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

People can also report online at www.northumbria.police.uk or email the investigating officer on 8016@northumbria.pnn.police.uk.