Man robbed at knifepoint and punched in the face twice by two strangers during attack in Northampton

Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

A man was walking home in Northampton when he was robbed at knifepoint, punched and knocked to the ground.

The man was walking home through Dallington Park at about 10.20pm on Saturday (March 28) when he heard a man shout at him.

He crossed over Harlestone Road and ignored the call but when he was close to The Avenue, two men approached him.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “One of the men stood behind him while the other stood in front and demanded that he hand over his wallet and phone.

“When he refused, the man in front punched him in the face and pulled out a knife.

“The man then handed over his phone and wallet.

“At this point, the man who had been standing behind the victim punched him in the back of the head and knocked him to the ground.”

Both men where white and aged between 20 and 25. The man with the knife was of average build, about 5ft 10in, with short cropped hair that was either blond or ginger. He had a Northampton accent and was wearing light coloured clothing.

The second man had slightly longer hair and wore dark clothing.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.