Teen mugged in the street

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenage girl had her mobile phone and cash stolen as she was walking in North Shields.

The 16-year-old was in Tynemouth Road, near to the top of Tanners Bank, at 11.10am on Sunday, July 21, when she was approached by two men.

They stopped her to ask for directions and grabbed her mobile phone and cash before fleeing.

The first man is described as being around 18 to 30-years- old, about 6ft tall and he had short black hair.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hooded top and blue and white Nike Air Max trainers.

He spoke with a broad local accent.

The second man is believed to be around the same age and height but of stocky build.

He is decribed as having dark hair, which was shaved at the sides but longer on the top and back.

At the time of the offence he was wearing a green camouflage three-quarter length shorts and a grey t-shirt with the words ‘Playboy’ written across the front and back.

The victim was not hurt during the incident but was left shaken.

Enquiries into the street robbery are ongoing.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information into the robbery or the identity of the two offenders to contact them immediately on the non-emergency number 101 ext 69191.