Seaton teenager mugged at knifepoint

PUBLISHED: 14:54 24 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:06 15 June 2010

A SEATON teenager has spoken of his shock at being mugged at knifepoint while on holiday in Spain.

A SEATON teenager has spoken of his shock at being mugged at knifepoint while on holiday in Spain.James Kinch, 17, had travelled to Malaga with Daniel Palmer, 18, last week when he was robbed of cash and a mobile phone on a night out.James, of Fore Street, said they were distracted by a group of men in their car while another pick-pocketed them. When they confronted them, one pulled out a 4 inch knife.James said: "You don't expect anyone to pull a knife out. I stayed where I was and he started to step towards me but his friends called him back."I was a bit numb and hadn't realised what happened. But now it makes me angry and I can't get over their bare-faced cheek."It had been the fourth night of the holiday and put a bit of a dampener on it. But the next day we thought let's just get on with the rest of the holiday."He said police arrived at the scene in around two minutes and treated the incident seriously. One offender is believed to have been known to them.He said: "Well, I've learned something from it - to travel light.


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