TWO teenagers have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was robbed and assaulted in Corsham. 

The teenager was chased on Potley Road between 3-3.45pm on Monday before being kicked and punched. 

The attack left him with a broken nose and a broken phone and the offenders stole £10 from his wallet as well as threatening him. 

Police have since arrested a 15-year-old on suspicion of robbery and an 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery and suspicion of possession of a Class B drug. 

They have both since been released on conditional bail pending an investigation. 

Inspector Mark Luffman, from the Wiltshire North Community Policing Team, said: "We do not tolerate this type of behaviour which has a direct impact on young people in our local community.

"We have made two arrests and we are working hard to ensure this type of bullying and crime is stopped in Corsham.

"Our support is with the victim and we will work hard to safeguard and support them through this time.

"Police understand that the offence may have been videoed and is circulating on Snapchat or some similar app. We want to make an appeal to anyone that may have a copy of the video to contact us urgently as it may show vital evidence.

"We can reassure that this type of incident does not happen often in Corsham and we are working closely with local schools and Corsham Town Council to help protect young people in our local communities. If parents have any concerns they can contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999."

The town has seen an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town in recent months leaving residents concerned about the situation. 

Ruth Hopkinson, Chair of Corsham Town Council, said: "Corsham is by and large a very safe and friendly community.

"However, unfortunately, incidents do occur from time to time, as they can do anywhere.

"In this particular case the police acted appropriately and quickly. They are to be commended. There has been a good community-based response and I am confident that a satisfactory outcome will be achieved.

"My sympathy and support has been extended to the victim and their family for whom this has been a very distressing few hours."

Anyone with information should contact DC Kevin Golledge on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.