Woman threatened with knife during Avenham Park robbery

Posted on - 21st December, 2017 - 6:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall
Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

A woman has been mugged in a Preston city centre park.


The incident during Thursday (21 December) saw a woman approached by a man in Avenham Park.

The man, who had a knife, took a small quantity of cash from her according to Preston Police.

An eyewitness said the knife was held to the woman’s throat during the incident at around 2.30pm.

The man made off towards the river.

Read more: Watch a stunning aerial view of Avenham and Miller Parks

Preston Police said the man is described as white, in his 20s and carrying a JD sports bag.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20171221-0913.

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