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Witness appeal after attempted street robbery in Weymouth

17 January 2017
Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses following an attempted street robbery in the town.

The incident happened sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 11 January 2017 outside The Cutter pub in East Street.

The victim aged in his 40s was riding his bicycle when he was pulled off the bike by a group of men who verbally abused him.

The offenders then demanded his running shoes, coat and his bicycle before throwing empty cans of drink at him and then stamping on him.

The victim had to wrap himself around his bike on the road to prevent it being stolen. He suffered minor injuries in the incident. Nothing was stolen.

Detective Constable Simon Beare, of Weymouth CID, said: "This was a frightening ordeal for the victim. The incident occurred in a busy area of the town and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened or has any more information to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170005132. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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