A teenager has pleaded guilty to robbery and assault after attacking a police officer and punching a man in the face “more than once” in Holmer Green.

Jordan Cox, 18, of Georges Hill, Widmer End, was at The Common Recreation Ground on June 20 last year with a group of people at around 8.30pm.

He approached another group, two women aged 20, a man aged 20 and another man aged 19, and shouted at them.

Police said he then took two mobile phones that belonged to the two women in the group. Someone later returned the phones to the victims.

Cox then got into a fight with the 19-year-old man and took his watch. The 20-year-old man got involved, with Cox then “punching him more than once in the face”.

Police were called and, when they arrived, Cox tried to hide but he was found by an officer and tried to avoid arrest by attacking the officer.

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The victim who was punched by Cox suffered bruising and swelling to his eye, and the police officer suffered cuts and grazes.

Neither required hospital treatment, Thames Valley Police confirmed.

Cox pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court last Friday (February 12) to one count each of robbery, assault by beating and assaulting an emergency worker.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jenna Wilde of the Amersham Priority Crime Team, said: “I am glad Cox has finally acknowledged that his behaviour was unacceptable.

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“To confront, intimidate and make threats to an innocent group of people, minding their own business, is intolerable.

“Furthermore, believing he had the right to take their property without consent and then assaulting them when confronted is not acceptable.

“He also showed complete disregard for the police in response to the situation.”

Cox will be sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on March 26.