Weapon-wielding men try to rob cyclist in broad daylight


Two weapon-wielding men tried to rob a cyclist as he pedalled down a South Cheshire street.

The men approached the 44-year-old victim as he rode along Hope Street in Crewe at around 3.50pm yesterday (February 23).

One man – who was armed with a hammer – pulled the victim’s coat and struck him on the face and arm.

A second man – who had a knife – pulled at his bike and caused injuries to his head.

The man required hospital treatment following the ordeal.

One of the men is described as white, aged in his late teens, of a skinny build and around 5ft 4in and was wearing dark clothing.

Officers say the second man is of mixed race, aged between 18 and 22, of a medium build, and was around 5ft 8in. He was also wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable John Horsham of Cheshire Police said: “This was a terrifying attack which has understandably left the victim shaken.

“Since it was reported to police we have been carrying out a number of enquiries and are appealing to the public to come forward with information.

“Please get in touch if you witnessed the incident, believe you saw the men involved or if you have CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist the investigation.”

Matt is a Senior Live Reporter for StokeonTrentLive

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident IML 924026.

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