Man beaten during street robbery

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A MAN was assaulted and had a mobile phone stolen during a street robbery in Lancaster.

The 20-year-old victim had been with two female friends walking along Willow lane on the Marsh estate, when they were approached by a group of young men.

Three of the boys have grabbed a black LG mobile phone before assaulting the victim, knocking him to the ground and kicking and punching him to the head and body.

Fortunately a member of the public intervened and the offenders ran off.

The victim suffered swelling and bruising to his body and a laceration to the top of his head requiring hospital treatment.

The incident happened at 8pm on April 10 but police have only released details of it now.

DC Ian Wright from Lancaster CID said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this offence of with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

A 16-year-old boy from Lancaster has been arrested in connection with the offence and is currently on police bail.