Men wanted after Blackburn robbery

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a cricket bat and robbed in Blackburn.

Around 8.30pm on Thursday (July 4), a 21-year-old man was walking through a ginnel close to St Barnabas and St Paul’s Primary School when he saw a group of men in the school grounds. One of the men was holding a cricket bat.

The man continued walking and was hit on the head with the bat, knocking him to the ground. The attackers took the man’s keys, cigarettes and £150 before making off from the scene, with the victim taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The attackers are described as Asian men, with the weapon believed to be a CA-branded cricket bat with brown stickers on the front.

Police are appealing for information following the incident.

Det Con Nicholas Barker, of Blackburn CID, said: “An investigation is underway after a man was robbed in Blackburn.

“We believe the victim was attacked with a CA-branded cricket bat by a group of men in a ginnel close to St Barnabas Primary School.

“We are keen to identify the attackers and would urge anyone with information to come forward.

“Did you see the group described in the school grounds? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area? If so please come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 1458 of July 4.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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