A TEENAGE boy was mugged by a gang of up to 15 men, detectives have said.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 16-year-old was attacked and robbed in Thursby Gardens, Burnley.

At around 8pm on Sunday the teenager was with four other boys when they were approached by a group of around 10 to 15 Asian men, who were wearing tracksuits.

The group briefly spoke to the boys before attacking them and stealing mobile phones and cash, including a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from the 16-year-boy. They wan off towards Danehouse Road.

The victims suffered minor injuries.

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Det Con Matt Rees said: “We are investigating after a robbery in Burnley.

“This was a shocking and frightening ordeal for the victims, with as many as 10-15 attackers involved.

“I would urge anyone with information about the robbery to come forward and speak to police.

“We know the community can assist with our enquiries and I would ask them to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or email 2345@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 1742 of July 21.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.