A 15-year-old boy has admitted robbing three people on the Bristol to Bath cycle path.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court earlier this week on Monday.

He pleaded guilty to the robberies as well as one charge of obstructing a constable from carrying out their duties.

He has been forced to pay compensation to three victims as well as being given a 12-month referral order.

The incidents themselves took place last summer on August 15, 16, 17 on the cycle path that is frequently used by commuters and residents.

All three attacks happened near to St Westburghs City Farm.

The victims, aged 28, 31, and 32, were all forcefully knocked to the ground before their bikes were stolen.

The 28-year-old and 32-year-old were also assaulted.

Sergeant Jim Wilson, of the Bristol East Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are committed to tackling people causing harm within our communities and making the Bristol to Bath Path a safe place to use for all.

“The local neighbourhood team continues to patrol the pathway and if anyone sees any groups or individuals acting anti-socially or feels intimidated, please call 101 or 999 if a crime is being committed.”