Man assaulted before being 'forcibly removed from his car' during 'shocking' robbery in Lancashire

A man was left "extremely shaken" after he was assaulted and "forcibly removed from his car" during a robbery in Darwen.

Monday, 6th December 2021, 6:57 pm

The shocking incident occurred in Sudellside Street shortly after 10pm on Saturday, November 20.

The victim - a man in his 50s - was assaulted and forcibly removed from his Peugeot 108, police said.

The Peugeot was later found abandoned in Preston Road, Chorley.

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Officers said the victim was "not seriously injured" in the attack.

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Today (December 6), detectives released a CCTV image of two men they wanted to identify as part of their enquiries.

DC Emlyn Parry, of East CID, said: "This was a shocking incident which has understandably left the victim extremely shaken.

Do you recognise these men? Police want to speak to them after a man was robbed of his Peugeot 108 car in Sudellside Street, Darwen (Credit: Lancashire Police)

"Enquiries are very much ongoing to identify those responsible and we now need to speak to the individuals in the CCTV.

"I would ask anybody who recognises them - or the men themselves - to get in contact with police as soon as possible."

Anyone with information can contact police by emailing [email protected] or calling 101, quoting log number 1561 of November 20, 2021.

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