Witness appeal after teen robbed

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was attacked and robbed on a Fleetwood street.

The incident happened just before midnight on Tuesday February 4 when the 19-year-old victim got off a bus and began walking home along Poulton Road at its junction with Rydal Avenue.

He was approached by four men, one of which asked him for a cigarette.

The victim refused and was then asked twice more. Feeling threatened the victim removed his cigarettes and other items from his trouser pocket.

A second man then demanded the victim’s money which the victim refused to hand over. He was then hit by a brick or similar weapon on the right side of his face causing him to fall to the floor.

He sustained a swollen cheek bone and several scratches.

One of the men has then removed £120 cash from the victims hand and all four offenders ran off in the direction of the town centre.

The first man is described as white, aged around 17 or 18 years old, about 5ft 10ins tall, with short ginger hair gelled at the front and freckles. He was wearing a dark jacket with a zip.

The second man is also white, aged around 19 or 20, 5ft 11ins tall with stubble. He was wearing a white cap and a light blue jacket.

Sgt Andrew Hoyle said: “This was a completely unprovoked assault and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed it, or with any information about the persons responsible to come forward.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.