Cy­clist had span­ner held to head dur­ing theft

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

A MAN has been assaulted by four peo­ple and had his phone and money stolen in Cirences­ter.

The rob­bery hap­pened on Wed­nes­day, May 1, at about 8.30am, at the Water­moor parish hall off Trin­ity Road, Cirences­ter

The 53-year-old man was rid­ing his bike into the car park when he was ap­proached from be­hind by four men who got out of a white car, de­scribed as ei­ther a VW Golf or an Audi.

They knocked him to the ground and held a span­ner to his head to keep him down as they kicked him in the stom­ach and leg, be­fore tak­ing the cash and iphone from his pock­ets.

The men then got back into their car and fled the scene.

The vic­tim suf­fered mi­nor in­juries but did not need med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

The of­fend­ers are de­scribed by po­lice as white men aged be­tween 30 and 40.

PC Claire Grant said: “I be­lieve this was an iso­lated in­ci­dent and there is no threat to the wider com­mu­nity.

“Mem­bers of the pub­lic should en­sure that they are aware of what is go­ing on around them and re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to po­lice.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ter­view is asked to con­tact Glouces­ter­shire Con­stab­u­lary on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent 70 of May 1.

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