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Man hit by car after gang of four raid Sports Direct in Deepdale Shopping Park

Posted on - 18th June, 2024 - 4:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
The man was hit by a car in Blackpool Road close to Deepdale Shopping Park Pic: Google

A man was hurt after trying to tackle four thieves during a raid at a store at Deepdale Shopping Park on Monday lunchtime.

Preston Police were called to Sports Direct in the retail park around 1.20pm on Monday (17 June) after reports of £1,000 worth of items being taken.

Police say the gang of four ran to a grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Blackpool Road.

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A man who chased them from the store was knocked down by the car – causing suspected broken ribs along with cuts to his head and back.

Police have arrested four people, all from Leeds. A 37-year-old woman is being questioned on suspicion of assault, theft and driving without insurance.

A 20-year-old man, 17-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy are all being questioned on suspicion of assault.

An appeal has been launched for witnesses, CCTV footage and dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 0678 of 17 June or email 2416@lancashire.police.uk

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