Hunt for three men after Preston street robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in Preston.
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Officers say the attack happened around 5.15pm on Monday when the victim was walking on Selborne Street in Frenchwood and was approached from behind by three men.

The group punched and kicked the 19-year-old to the ground before stealing his brown leather wallet containing bank cards and £25 in cash.

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The males then ran off in the direction of Avenham Park. The victim suffered minor injuries in the assault.

The first attacker is described as Asian, in his early 20s, of slim build and around 5ft 9in tall. He was wearing black jogging pants with a black bandana covering his face.

A second offender is described as Asian, of slim build, wearing grey jogging pants, a black Adidas jacket with stripes on the sleeves and a snood covering his face.

The third male involved is believed to be Asian, in his early 20s, of slim build, around 5ft 9in tall, wearing black jogging pants and a black hooded top.

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Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess, of Preston CID, said: “This was a completely unprovoked and callous attack on a defenseless individual.

“The offenders have approached the victim from behind before carrying out a cowardly assault.

“I would urge anyone who can help to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1603364.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at