Police investigating attempted robbery in Widnes appeal for witnesses to come forward Date published: 26th July 2017 7.21am

Police investigating an attempted robbery in Widnes are urging witnesses to come forward.

At 6pm on Saturday, 22 July, a 12-year-old boy was cycling along the path under the bridge on Dundalk Road. He swerved out of the way of a man who jumped out of a bush causing him to fall off his bike.

The offender made demands for the bike and tried to pull the bike away from the boy but was unsuccessful. A dog walker shouted over to the offender which caused him to run away and stopped him from stealing the bike.

The man was wearing a black hooded top which was pulled tightly hiding his face.

Detective Constable Tracey Short, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “If it wasn’t for the actions of the dog walker, it is highly likely the offender would have stolen this boy’s bike.

“I would strongly urge the dog walker to come forward and speak to us as they could have information which could help us with our enquiries and trace this offender.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 859 of 22 July. Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.