Man at Preston hotel had boiling water poured on legs during robbery

Posted on - 6th September, 2021 - 2:59pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Police want to speak with this person

Police are searching for the person in the above image after a man was attacked during a robbery in a Preston hotel room in June.


It happened at around 7:30pm on Tuesday 29 June at the Ibis Preston North on Garstang Road.

The victim – then 18 – was in company of a man when he was confronted by him and two others.

One of the group demanded his phone and when he refused to hand it over, he was grabbed by the neck, punched to the face and had water from a kettle poured on his legs.

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The trio took the victim’s phone, bank card and phone charger. He suffered a cut lip and bruising to his eye.

DC Danny Ritchie from Preston CID said: “I appreciate it has been some time since this incident occurred but we have identified two of the people we believe were involved and so we are keen to find the person in the image.

“If you think you recognise the male pictured, please get in touch.”

Read more: Police launch appeal to find 36-year-old man last seen in Ribbleton 

A 17-year-old boy from Preston pleaded guilty to robbery at Preston Magistrates’ Court on July 29 in relation to this incident. He was sentenced to a community order.

A second 17-year-old boy from Preston was arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains released under investigation.

Anyone with information can call 101 or email quoting incident reference 1428 of 29 June.

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