Gang of men attack teenager for his bike

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A teenager has been attacked and robbed for his bike.

At 10pm on Tuesday, the 19-year-old man was cycling on New Hall Lane, Preston, close to the junction with Dundonald Street, when he was approached by six to eight men.

A Whistle Patwin bike

A Whistle Patwin bike

They threatened him, pushed him off the bike, pinned him against a wall and then took the Whistle Patwin bike valued at £180 .

The first attacker was white, 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in tall, of average build, wearing a black hooded jacket with a black snood covering his face. A second was the same height, of stocky build wearing a full black tracksuit with the hood up. He also wore a balaclava or snood.

A third was white, of average build wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black puffa jacket.

All others wore dark tracksuits apart from one in a grey tracksuit.

Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess of Preston CID said: “This was an unprovoked and callous attack.

“I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward.”

Anyone with information call call police on 101.