Appeal after Morecambe robbery

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in which a man was attacked on his way home from shopping.

The incident happened on Friday, May 4, on Kilnbank Avenue in Morecambe at around 11.15am.

The victim, a 26-year-old local man, was walking home from Morrisons supermarket when he was approached by two men.

They asked him if he had a light for a cigarette and then demanded his wallet. The men punched him in the head and snatched his wallet before running off towards West End Road.

Police described the attackers as white and in their early 20s. The first man was 6ft tall with short blonde hair, wearing a plain black hooded top and jeans. The second was around 5ft 10ins, wearing a black/navy baseball cap and a grey woollen/knitted hooded top.

Detective Constable Ian Wright, of Lancaster CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed something to come forward and contact the police on 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.