Police appeal for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Runcorn Date published: 18th September 2017 10.28am

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Runcorn are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At 4pm on Wednesday, 13 September a 24-year-old man was walking through wooden area off Halton Lodge Avenue when he saw the offender shouting incoherently.

As he walked past the offender, who was stood with two men, he demanded he hand over his phone and wallet before assaulting him. The victim then ran out of the woods and into the car park where he spoke to a woman with a pram.

A 39-year-old man from Runcorn was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released under investigation.

Detective Constable John Verry, of Runcorn CID, said: “This was a nasty unprovoked attack on a man who was going about his business.

“I want to urge anyone with any information to come forward, in particular the two men who were stood with the offender at the time the assault took place and the woman who spoke to the victim after he had been assaulted.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 684 of 13 September.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.