An investigation has been launched after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint.

Between 4.30pm and 5pm on Saturday (February 20) the victim, a 14-year-old boy, was riding an electric scooter along the redway just before the Garage Farm roundabout, parallel with H4 Dansteed Way, towards the centre of Milton Keynes.

He was approached by a man who pushed him in the chest and demanded that he hand over his property.

The boy refused and the man punched him in the face and threatened him with a knife.

He then took the victim’s bag and scooter.

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Police said the youngster was not injured.

The attacker is described as a male, aged between 16 and 18 years old, around 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall and of average build, with a local accent.

He was wearing dark clothing with a black jacket, black leather gloves and a black scarf covering his face.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable James Schöpp, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim who thankfully did not sustain any lasting injuries despite being punched in the head and threatened with a knife.

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“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information about what happened, to please come forward.”

If you think you have any information that could help police, call 101 or make a report online quoting reference 43210072465.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by going online.