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Fishwick cyclist pushed off bike during attack

Posted on - 26th February, 2016 - 3:44pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News
New Hall Lane where the incident happened and the bike which was taken

New Hall Lane where the incident happened and the bike which was taken

A cyclist has been robbed of his bike by a group of men in the Fishwick area.

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The 19-year-old victim was cycling along New Hall Lane at 10pm on Tuesday when he was approached by between six to eight men.

The cyclist was threatened, pushed off his bike, close to the junction with Dundonald Street, and pinned against a wall.

His bike, a Whistle Patwin, worth £180, was taken.

The first attacker is described as white, 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in tall, of average build, wearing a black hooded jacket with a black snood covering his face.

A second attacker is described as 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build wearing a full black tracksuit with the hood up. He had a balaclava or snood covering his face.

A third attacker is described as white, of average build wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black puffa jacket. The jacket had a puffed squared pattern.

All the other males were dressed in dark tracksuits except one male who had a full grey tracksuit.

Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess of Preston CID said: “This was an unprovoked and callous attack. I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact Preston Police on 101 quoting log reference 1486 of February 23.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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