A 16-year-old boy was punched in the face after he refused to handover his jewellery in Buckingham.

At around 3.30pm on Sunday, November 8,the boy, who was with his girlfriend, were walking along the Buckingham Railway Walk between the A421 ring road and Hunter Street when they were approached by six teenage boys.

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One of the boys grabbed a chain around the 16-year-old’s neck and demanded that he handed it over, and when he refused, he received a punch to the face.

He was then chased down a nearby path before running away.

The boy later had swelling and cuts around his eye before he received hospital treatment.

He has since been discharged and nothing was stolen.

A 15-year-old boy from Buckingham has since been arrested in connection with this incident and remains in police custody.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Carolyn Bailey, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim, who required hospital treatment for his injuries.

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“I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200365990, or by calling the non-emergency 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.