Man robbed and punched during attack on Brackley footpath

Detectives search for group of seven seen on CCTV they believe have information about the attack

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:17 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:18 am

Northamptonshire detectives want to find seven youths who they believe may have information about an attack on a man in his 20s.

The victim handed over £40 in cash and was then punched in the mouth as he walked along a Brackley footpath at tea-time on March 14.

Officers have released an image of a group of up to seven youths who were seen CCTV cameras walking nearby at the time of the incident.

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Police want to find this group caught walking by CCTV in Brackley close to where a man was mugged

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "We believe this group of males may have information which could help our enquiries.

"The incident took place between 4.55pm and 5.10pm when the victim was approached by a group of males as he walked along a wooded footpath between Swift Way and Humphries Drive.

"The group demanded money and he handed over £40. He challenged them and was then punched in the face, causing a small cut to the inside of his mouth.

"The group ran off over the field at the Leisure Centre and towards Candleford Court before getting into an Enterprise rental van."

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw the group or the van, or may recognise anyone captured in the CCTV image to get in touch by calling 101 using reference number 21000144170. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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