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Man had knife held to his throat in Deepdale attack

Posted on - 21st December, 2018 - 6:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
Police have released CCTV pictures in connection with the attack
Police have released CCTV pictures in connection with the attack

Two men are being hunted after a man was attacked in his home in Deepdale.

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Preston Police have released CCTV of two men following the attack in a block of flats in Graham Street.

Around 2.40pm on Tuesday (18 December) a 23-year-old man was followed along Meadow Street.

Police say the pair followed the man into the flats and as the man turned his key they forced him into the living room area.

One of the men held a knife to the man’s throat while the other stole a Playstation console and a computer mouse.

The man with the knife punched the victim in the face and as they went to leave the second man also punched the victim in the face.

The second man can be seen more clearly in this CCTV picture
The second man can be seen more clearly in this CCTV picture

DC Paula Farrow from Preston CID said: “We believe this was a targeted attack against a vulnerable young man who has been specifically targeted in his own home, a place where he should feel safe.

“He threatened with a knife and had some of his stolen which he had to witness. To make matters worse, he was then assaulted.

“If you recognise the men in the images, perhaps you know someone with the same clothing, I would urge you to please come forward and speak to us.”

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The pair are described as white, aged between 16 and 20 years old with one significantly taller than the other. One wore distinctive light grey tracksuit bottoms with an EA7 logo on the thigh. Both were wearing baseball caps and the shorter man had his face covered.

Anyone with information is asked to email 4276@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 01772 209745. If you fail to get an answer, please dial 101 quoting log number 741 of 18th December.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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