A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was robbed at knifepoint in a shocking “prolonged attack” on a Bradford estate. 

The terrifying ordeal unfolded while the youngster was walking home through parkland off Boltby Lane, Buttershaw, on Monday evening. 

The victim’s mother, who asked not to be named, said a balaclava-clad pair held a knife to her son’s throat, kicked his face, dragged him across the field and stole his green iPhone 5C and £25 before walking off towards the Tesco supermarket in Buttershaw. She described it as a prolonged attack which lasted for around 20 minutes.

Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus, she said: “He’s really shaken up. He’s got a bruised face and lip. They were kicking him whilst he was on the floor.

“All sorts of emotions are just running through him.”

She added: “You feel like you can’t protect your child, you can’t watch them all the time. It’s just horrific when you hear what he went through and how long it went on for.”

And sending a message to the perpetrators she added: “Have some conscience. He’s a 14-year-old boy. He was not doing anything, it’s just horrific.

“It’s the mental scars he’s got from this, how it has left him feeling and all the family, we are all shocked.”

She appealed for anyone who has heard or seen anything to get in touch with police. 

Councillor Angela Tait (Lab, Royds) said: “It’s awful what’s happened to the young lad and I hope he’s not too traumatised. It’s shocking. Just for the sake of a phone and £25, it’s just wrong.

“It’s a case of being vigilant and looking after yourself. You should not have to worry about walking round - it goes to show you can never be too careful.”

She added: “I just don’t know what goes through their minds.”

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating a report of a robbery which is believed to have occurred in Boltby Lane, Buttershaw between 5.45pm and 6.15pm yesterday.

“Enquiries are continuing by Bradford District CID and anyone who can assist is asked to contact them on 101, quoting crime reference 13180001180.

“Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”