Police launch hunt for ‘hefty topless robber’ and sidekick

Avenham Park, Preston
Avenham Park, Preston
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A man was seriously injured after he was attacked by a hefty topless robber and his ginger-haired accomplice on Saturday night.

Police said the victim, a 23-year-old man, was walking through Avenham Park in Preston with his friend at 3am when they were approached by two men who punched them.

The men stole a black Samsung S3 mobile phone before running off.

The victim suffered fractures to his face and a small bleed on the brain.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

DC Rob Costigan of Preston CID said: “This was an unprovoked attack on two friends who were making their way home after a night out.

“Thankfully the man is recovering from his injuries and there are no adverse effects.”

Now the police are hunting for two men and a spokesman said one of the robbers was topless and just wearing dark shorts.

They described him as a large-built white man, in his mid 20s, around 6ft in height with short blonde hair.

The second robber is described as a white, ginger man, of slim build, around 5ft 8ins tall and in his mid 20s.

He was wearing a black sports jacket and black baggy jogging bottoms

Police are appealing for information. Call:101 quoting SA1507596.