Appeal following an assault and robbery in Warrington Date published: 3rd June 2019 2.42pm

Detectives are appealing for information and footage from members of the public following an assault and robbery in Warrington.

At around 2am on Sunday 26 May a 46-year-old man from the town was hit on the back of the head with a metal pole/bar as he walked along Lovely Lane from the direction of Delamere Street.

Following the attack from behind, which occurred at the junction with Windsor Street, two males stole the victim’s wallet and mobile phone and ran off along Lovely Lane.

The victim went to hospital with a head injury. He has since been discharged after receiving treatment.

The offenders are described as being white with average heights and builds. They were wearing dark tracksuits and had hoods up over their heads.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone who was in the area and witnessed the robbery to come forward.

They also want to speak to anyone who believes they may know who the offenders are, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.

Detective Constable Rob Thorpe, of Warrington Local Policing Unit (LPU), said: “This was a terrifying incident that has understandably left the victim extremely shaken up.

“Thankfully he has been discharged from hospital having received treatment for the head injury he sustained as a result of the incident.

“The injury could have been much worse and I would like to reassure residents that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are determined to catch the offenders and bring them to justice.

“Enquiries are ongoing and as part of our investigation we are appealing for anyone who believes they may have relevant information or footage to get in touch.

“Perhaps you were in the area and witnessed the incident or think you may have seen the offenders.

“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the offenders, or information regarding their identities.

“If you think that you can help our investigation in any way please come forward.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may aid the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 411443, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.