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Gun held to boy's head in robbery
Inspector Pete Gaffey
Inspector Pete Gaffey urges witnesses to come forward

A teenage boy had a gun pointed at his head and was cut with a knife by two teenagers in a "terrifying" robbery as he walked to college on Anglesey.

The 16-year-old student was walking up the driveway of Coleg Menai in Llangefni at 1100 GMT on Wednesday when he was attacked.

One demanded money before firing the gun at the ground and the other cut his hand with a knife.

The student, who is from Anglesey, was robbed of about 10 and his mobile phone before the men escaped by running towards the Pencraig area.

Inspector Pete Gaffey, of North Wales Police, said: "This was a terrifying robbery and the boy was very badly shaken.

It was an attack that was out of the ordinary and one you would expect in somewhere like Manchester not Llangefni
Inspector Pete Gaffey

"He was walking up towards the college when they came at him from the side and it appears they had been waiting for somebody.

"This was an atrocious and very nasty attack - he's only a boy and he's had a gun pointed at his head and been cut with a knife.

"The robbers spoke with Liverpool accents but we believe they live locally.

"It was an attack that was out of the ordinary and one you would expect in somewhere like Manchester not Llangefni."

He said detectives were keeping an open mind as to whether the gun used in the robbery was real or a replica.

The boy received superficial injuries from the knife-wound and did not need hospital treatment.

One of the men was described as 5ft 10in, slim, wearing a dark top and tracksuit bottoms, a black woolly hat with a black fleece scarf covering his mouth.

The second man was 5ft 7in, slim, in a black woolly hat, loose coat and dark red tracksuit bottoms.

They are believed to be in their mid to late teens.

North Wales Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Andy Williams at Llangefni CID on 0845 607 1002.

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