POLICE in Redditch are appealing for witnesses after a phone was taken from a 13-year-old boy.

The incident happened on August 8 around 3.30pm, when an unknown offender is reported to have grabbed an iphone from the boy as he sat with a friend on the road by the bandstand on Church Green West.

The boy chased the offender down Easemore Road into Abbeydale before losing sight of him, with the man being described as Asian, around 5'10" tall and of slim build with a bald head and no facial hair.

He was thought to be wearing a black Nike jumper and black jeans.

Anyone who witnessed the theft or anybody with information is being asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 546s of 8 August.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.