Gang of men attack teenager for his bike

A teenager has been attacked and robbed for his bike.

Friday, 26th February 2016, 12:47 pm
Updated Friday, 26th February 2016, 1:50 pm

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.

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.

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A Whistle Patwin bike

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.”

A Whistle Patwin bike

Anyone with information call call police on 101.