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Police appeal for witnesses as man attacked for his e-scooter in Ribbleton

Posted on - 5th October, 2021 - 1:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
The incident happened on the disused railway lines close to the path near Fairfax Road. Pic: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked during a robbery in Preston.

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It happened at around 10:30pm on 28 September on the disused railway lines close to the path to Brookfield Park and Fairfax Road.

The man, who is in his 40s, was travelling along the lines on an electric scooter when he was approached by a group of five men.

The group kicked the victim off the scooter and slashed him on the buttock with a blade, before stealing his scooter and an amount of cash.

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They are described as aged in their 20s and dressed all in black wearing black balaclavas.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the group around the time of the incident or has any information to get in touch.

DC Joseph Harper from Preston CID said: “This incident was very frightening for the victim who was just travelling to visit a friend when he was set upon. If anyone saw anything or has any information they think could help with our enquiries I would urge them to contact us.

“Likewise, if you know someone who acquired an eScooter in the Brookfield area at the end of last month then please also let us know as we would want to speak to them about this.”  

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 0058 of 29 September.

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