A teenage boy was left “shaken” after he was attacked near a carnival in what he believes was a knifepoint robbery.

The boy was walking by Kings Langley Common on Saturday (June 25) near to where the annual Kings Langley Carnival was taking place.

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According to a Facebook post, Kelly Campbell, the victim’s aunt, said he was “taken at knifepoint from the cage ride into the trees”.

A Herts Police spokesperson said he reportedly felt something pointed touching his back before he was punched in the face and stomach and had his phone stolen.

Although the victim's aunt believes they had a knife, police said no weapons were actually seen during the robbery.

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The victim's mum, who spoke to the Observer, said: “The sad thing is my son ran into the road trying to stop cars for help, he begged one person to get in his car because he believed he would be stabbed and they wound the window and drove off.”

The thief is described as a black male, around 16 years old and 5ft 9ins tall.

He is also said to be of slim build, clean shaven and with two cornrows in his hair, wearing a blue tracksuit and a Canada Goose bodywarmer at the time.

It is believed that the offender made off in the direction of Coniston Road.

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PC Andy Simms, who is investigating, said: “I’d like to hear from anyone who was on the common or near the wooded area at the time of this incident and witnessed what happened or saw anything suspicious.”

It is said that some dashcam footage has already been retrieved, but it’s hoped that further footage or bits of information could come to light to help identify the suspect.

Information can be reported via 101 quoting reference 41/50631/22.

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