Detectives hunt key witnesses after victim punched and kicked in 1am Northampton phone mugging

Two teenagers arrested released under investigation following attack in early hours of Saturday

Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 11:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 11:24 am

Police arrested two teenagers after a man was punched and kicked by two muggers who stole his mobile phone in Northampton in the early hours of Saturday morning (January 8).

Detectives investigating the robbery want to find two witnesses who helped the beaten victim in Clare Street.

An 18-year-old man and a woman, aged 19, arrested in connection with the incident have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Detectives are investigating a mugging in Clare Street in the early hours of Saturday

Officers say the incident happened between 1am and 1.50am when the victim was approached by a man and a woman while walking by the former Grove Works shoe factory.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman added: "Two men were seen to exit a vehicle and approach the victim to offer him assistance immediately after the incident.

"They could have seen the suspects and may have key information relating to the incident.

"We would very much like them — or anyone who was in Clare Street at the time and may have seen something — to contact us by calling 101 using incident number 22000013003."