Student approached by machete-wielding man close to Preston Police Station

Posted on - 8th December, 2016 - 5:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News, University campus
Warwick Street where the incident happened Pic: Google

Warwick Street where the incident happened Pic: Google

A Preston student has been subject to an attempted robbery just yards from the city’s police station.


Around 5.15am on Thursday (8 December) the 19-year-old man was walking along Warwick Street – off Moor Lane.

He was approached by one man wielding a machete who demanded he hand over his valuables.

The student fled, without giving up any items, and the second man made off from the scene.

Detective Constable Andy Crook, of Preston CID, said: “This was a very frightening ordeal for the young man and we are determined to find the person, or people, responsible.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, or have since overheard anyone talking about this incident, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“We would like to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to find those responsible.”

The offender is described as a white male, around 5ft 8ins tall, of skinny build with ginger stubble on his face. He was wearing a black hoodie.

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number SA1616473.

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