Avenham robbery and assault: Police appeal after ‘cowardly’ attack

Posted on - 16th March, 2016 - 10:41am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Selborne Street in the Avenham area Pic: Google

Selborne Street in the Avenham area Pic: Google

A man has been attacked and robbed in the Avenham area of Preston.


Police say three men set upon a 19-year-old man after taking his brown leather wallet and £25 in cash.

The victim was punched and kicked to the ground in Selborne Street at 5.15pm on Monday.

Detective Sergeant Jerry Sturgess, of Preston CID, said: “This was a completely unprovoked and callous attack on a defenseless individual.

“The offenders have approached the victim from behind before carrying out a cowardly assault.

“I would urge anyone who can help to come forward.”

The first attacker is described as Asian, in his early 20s, of slim build and around 5ft 9in tall. He was wearing black jogging pants with a black bandana covering his face.

A second offender is described as Asian, of slim build, wearing grey jogging pants, a black Adidas jacket with stripes on the sleeves and a snood covering his face. The third male involved is believed to be Asian, in his early 20s, of slim build, around 5ft 9in tall, wearing black jogging pants and a black hooded top.

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1603364.

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

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