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Man Assaulted During Attempted Robbery

March 8, 2013, 3:13 pm

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 58 year old man was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Bedford on Tuesday evening (March 5).

At around 11pm the man was walking along Goldington Road, he reached the traffic island on the junction of Goldington Road and Polhill Avenue when he was approached from behind by three offenders and pushed to the ground banging his head. The offenders then searched his clothing for his wallet but the victim held his hand over his pocket to prevent it being taken. The offenders fled towards Polhill Avenue.

Detective Constable Emma Dahl, who is investigating the assault and attempted robbery, is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or seen the offenders in the area before or after the incident.

The three offenders are described as being in their late teens, two of the offenders are black males and wearing dark hooded tops. The third offender is white and wearing a short sleeved t shirt.

DC Dahl said: “This was a very upsetting attack and the victim left extremely shaken by what happened. I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time or anyone else who may have information. If you were sitting in traffic at the traffic lights you may have information, tiny details which do not seem relevant now might be vital to the investigation.”

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Dahl, in confidence, on 01234 275357,the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

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