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Man attacked by would-be robbers

Posted on 14th May 2018

A man who refused to give cash to three robbers was then assaulted by the gang.

The 50-year-old was walking along The Delph, Swadlincote, with his partner when he was approached by three men who asked him for cash.

When he refused, one of the men punched him to the ground. While he was on the floor, the group kicked him several times before running away toward The Rinkway.

The incident happened at around 8.25pm on Wednesday, April 25, just outside Weatherspoon’s.

The victim suffered facial injuries and has been left with headaches and back and leg pains.

He has described the group as aged 16 – 25, white and of slim build.

One is tall and wore a black hooded top with a large white North Face logo on the front. He also wore black jogging bottoms and brown trainers with white soles.

Another man is quite short, had short black hair and wore a black jacket, blue jeans and black trainers.

The third man is also tall and wore a black hooded top with a white stripe or logo on the chest, black jogging bottoms, black footwear and he carried a black bag.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Lee Orme on 101, quoting reference 18000188148.

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