A TEENAGE boy was twice confronted by a thug who kicked him in the face before threatening to stab him.

Investigating officers believe these two 'disturbing incidents' are linked and they have released an E-fit image to assist their enquiries.

An attempted robbery took place in Bracknell on October 12 when the victim was walking on Osprey Avenue at around 9.20am.

He realised he was being followed through Harrier Way and Grouse Meadows to the bus stop on Peacock Lane, opposite the Peacock Farm public house.

When at the bus stop, the offender threatened to stab the victim if he did not give him his belongings.

He then left the scene after realising the teenager had nothing of any value to give him.

Police believe the same victim was confronted by the same offender at the bus stop on Peacock Lane, with the first incident taking place at around 11.30am on Friday, September 21.

During this incident, the victim was kicked in the face, but did not suffer any injuries.

Police constable Jake Knight, based at Bracknell and Wokingham police station, said: “We believe that a number of people will have witnessed these incidents and would like to hear from anyone with information about them to assist with our investigation.

“These were disturbing incidents for the teenager involved.

“If you have any information about the incident, or you recognise the E-fit of the man, please get in touch with police”.

The offender is believed to be a white man in his early 20s, around 6ft 1ins tall and of a medium build.

He has short ginger hair with less hair on the top than the sides and side burns, with scruffy stubble on his face.

His teeth were yellow and one of the front two teeth was missing.

During the latest incident he was wearing a grey hooded top and dark trousers and during the incident in September he was wearing a navy blue puffer gilet with dark clothing underneath with sleeves, and dark jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour non-emergency number on 101 and quote 43180312600 or you can make a report online.

You can also report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.