Man assaulted and robbed by teenagers

The bus shelter on Cherry Tree Road where the victim was approached
The bus shelter on Cherry Tree Road where the victim was approached
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Police have warned Christmas revellers to be on their guard after a man was attacked and robbed in the street.

The 22-year-old victim was grabbed as he walked home by a pair of muggers, who could be as young as 14.

Police today appealed for information about the incident which happened at 10.10pm on Sunday in Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool.

The 22-year-old victim was inside a bus stop shelter when he was approached by the two youths

He was followed across Asda car park to the shelter by two young men before they assaulted him and stole his dark grey Puma shoulder bag, containing personal items and wage slips.

The two attackers then made off down Ribblesdale Close.

Det Con Rick Bartlett, of Blackpool CID, said: “This was a violent attack and we are providing support to the victim.

“We are following up a number of lines of enquiry to identify those responsible and bring them to justice but I am appealing to the local community for anyone with any information to contact us.

“This is believed to be an isolated incident however we would encourage people to be extra vigilant in the run up to Christmas.”

Both offenders are described as white, between 14 and 18-years-old, both between 5ft and 5ft 6in tall and of a “skinny build”.

Anyone with information which may help track down the robbers is urged to contact Blackpool Police by calling 101 or Det Con Rick Bartlett on (01253) 604157.