Violent robbery in Northampton park sees victim beaten with baseball bats by six masked men

The victim's wallet was taken and a silver chain was ripped from his neck

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 3:52 pm

A young man wound up in hospital after falling victim to a horrifically brutal robbery in a Northampton park in the early hours of Saturday, April 10.

The attack took place between midnight at 2am when the victim - in his twenties - was walking near to the basketball courts in The Racecourse. It was there where he was assaulted with baseball bats by a group of up to six masked males.

The victim had his wallet taken and a silver chain was ripped from his neck. His numerous injuries ranged from serious to requiring hospital treatment as a result of the violent robbery.

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The violent robbery took place near the basketball courts in The Racecourse, Northampton.
The violent robbery took place near the basketball courts in The Racecourse, Northampton.

It is believed that the young man's attackers then got into a van that was parked in Kettering Road and fled the area.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: "Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may CCTV or dash cam footage of a group of males leaving the Racecourse via Kettering Road in the early hours of April 10."

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information which could assist with the investigation is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting reference number: 21000197082 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.