Witness appeal launched after attempted robbery in Stevenage walkway

PUBLISHED: 13:55 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 29 December 2017

Officers investigating an alleged attempted robbery in a Stevenage walkway have today launched an appeal for witnesses, after arresting a 19-year-old from Biggleswade in connection with the incident. Picture: Nina Morgan

Officers investigating an alleged attempted robbery in a Stevenage walkway have today launched an appeal for witnesses, after arresting a 19-year-old from Biggleswade in connection with the incident. Picture: Nina Morgan

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Officers investigating an alleged attempted robbery in a Stevenage walkway have today launched an appeal for witnesses, after arresting a 19-year-old from Biggleswade in connection with the incident.

At around 6.45pm on Monday, December 11, it is reported that a man was heading along the walkway connecting the town centre with the railway station and Stevenage Leisure Park when he was approached by another man who punched him in the face.

The victim walked away but was followed by two men into the tunnelled walkway – near to Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre. He was allegedly pushed by the offenders and punched in the face again.

One of the offenders is reported to have demanded that the victim hand over his property. The victim then ran away.

A 19-year-old man from Biggleswade has been arrested on suspicion of ABH, and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone who saw the incident or has information that could assist the on-going police investigation is asked to contact PC Jennie Wilson at Herts police, quoting crime reference E1/17/10156 by emailing jennie.wilson@herts.pnn.police.uk, calling the non-emergency number 101, or reporting information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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