A 12 year old had his phone snatched from him while out with his grandfather in Woodley.

The boy was watching videos on his phone while sat on the hill in Woodford Park, when a man approached asking to use his phone.

When the victim refused, the attacker snatched his phone and ran off although police said the victim managed to get the phone back.

As this happened a passer by began to walk towards them and the offender ran away.

Thames Valley Police said the boy's grandfather, shortly after, saw the attacker in Woodley town centre with another man.

When the grandfather approached the offender he cycled off, although the other man stayed and is now being treated as a witness.

The offender is described as mixed race, 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build. He had short black hair and was wearing a grey Puma tracksuit top and bottoms.

Investigating officer, PC Stephen Johnson, of Loddon Valley police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, whereby a 12-year-old boy was approached by this offender who then tried to take his phone from him. Thankfully, he was not hurt.

“The victim and his grandfather then saw the offender later on the same day, but as his grandfather approached him he cycled away, in the direction of Iceland Foods store.

“I would ask that anyone who saw this incident take place, or who perhaps saw the offender on his bicycle in Woodley town centre shortly after the incident at 1.20pm to please get in touch with us.2

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 ref 43210357322