Man slashed with blade in Avenham Park robbery

Posted on - 18th November, 2022 - 8:39am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Lancashire Police, Parks, Preston News
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The attack happened in Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was ‘slashed’ during a robbery in Avenham Park.


The victim – a man in his 50s – was walking near to the playground area at around 7am on Monday 14 November.

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He was approached by a group of three or four males who stole his mobile phone and slashed him with a blade.

He was treated in hospital for his injuries, which aren’t thought to be life-threatening.

Read more: Two men arrested after knife incident in Preston city centre


A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “We want to hear from anyone who was in Avenham Park and the surrounding areas at around 7am on Monday morning. Did you witness anyone acting suspiciously in the area?”

If you can help, contact police on 101, quoting the log number 1207 of the 14th November 2022 or email

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