A boy was punched by another teenager who tried to steal his bag in an attempted robbery in Cheshire.

The 15-year-old boy was walking along an alleyway off Stanley Road in Knutsford when he was attacked by another teenager who tried to take his rucksack, before he was able to run off safely.

The incident occurred at 3.45pm on Tuesday, July 7.

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The suspect is described as approximately 16 to 17 years old with dirty blonde straw coloured hair with a fringe down to his eyebrows.

He had very short patchy facial hair on his chin and is around 6ft tall.

He was wearing a silver chain around his neck made of links, a light grey hoodie, with the hood up, and a Gilet on top.

The Gilet was a matte black colour and of a puffer style. He was also wearing light grey or white joggers.

Police Constable Luke Rose of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit (LPU) said: “The teenager suffered a minor injury to his face and was left understandably shaken by his ordeal.

"I’d urge anyone who recognises the description of the suspect or may have seen the offender in the area around the time of the incident to contact Macclesfield LPU so we can bring this male to justice."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or here.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or here.