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Teenager punched in the face and threatened with a knife in Northampton retail park

A teenager has been left shaken after they were punched in the face before being threatened with a knife in a Northampton retail park. Northamptonshire Police officers are investigation the assault that took place between 9.30am and 9.40am on Friday, August 25 at the St James Retail Park.

Following a verbal altercation with an unknown man, the teenager was assaulted and threatened before a member of the public intervened. The offender then ran off.

The offender is described as a white man in his late teens to early 20s, about 5ft 11in, of a slim build with possible blond/ginger-coloured hair and wearing a grey tracksuit. Officers are also hoping to trace the person who helped intervene.

If you were the good Samaritan or witnessed this incident, please call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Please quote incident number 23000530560 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

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