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Investigation underway after Blackpool robbery

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Blackpool.

Police were called around 3.20pm on Friday (September 13) to reports of an incident at an address in Wilford Street.

Two men had entered a property and punched the victim, a 47-year-old man, before continuing to attack him.

One of the men stamped on the man’s head, with a woman believed to have then entered the address and taken cash, medicine and the victim’s dog, a Jack Russell. The dog was later released and found nearby.

The offenders made off from the scene, with the victim suffering facial injuries.

Following enquiries, a woman was later arrested in connection with the investigation.

Police are appealing for information and are keen to speak to anyone who can help with their enquiries.

PC Dan Holmes, of Blackpool Police, said: “This is a serious incident where a man has been attacked and robbed inside his own home.

“Given the nature of the robbery, including a dog being briefly stolen, we are keen to identify those involved and believe someone in the community knows who they are.

“I would encourage anyone with information to contact us.”

If you can help, please call police on 101 or email 5652@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log reference 0902 of September 13.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

A 31-year-old woman from Blackpool was arrested on suspicion of robbery and released under investigation pending further enquiries.


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