Boy, six, ‘terrified’ after being threatened with a knife by two teenagers in York
A young boy was threatened with a knife by two teenagers on a York street.
The mother of the boy, aged six, said he was terrified – and is appealing for anyone with information about the suspects to get in touch with police.
The incident happened yesterday evening (Monday) on Rowan Avenue, New Earswick.
Two boys, aged around 13 or 14, approached the six-year-old and his friend aged ten.
The mother said: “They threatened to stab my six-year-old boy and his ten-year-old friend with a butterfly knife and told him they were going to one-two him. He has come home terrified.”
She said both the victims were physically unharmed but “shaken up”.
The teenagers were wearing dark-coloured hoodies and were riding orange and blue bikes.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “On the evening of Monday 26 April, North Yorkshire Police received a report that two youths riding bicycles along Rowan Avenue in New Earswick, had verbally threatened a six-year-old boy and his friend with violence.
“A search of the area was carried out, but the youths were not found.
“Although no one was physically assaulted and the threats were verbal, the children were very shaken up by the incident.”
Anyone who has any information that could assist officers in tracing the youths should contact the police on 101 and pass information to the force control room for incident number 12210106465.