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Information appeal made following knifepoint robbery in Skelmersdale

Detectives have made an appeal for information following a knifepoint robbery in Skelmersdale. The incident occurred at sometime between 1am and 1:20am on Monday 12th May, when a 22 year old man and a 23 year old man were approached by three men as they walked under a subway on Southway close to Whelmar House.

Both of the victims where then threatened at knifepoint and assaulted. Thankfully, the victims managed to get away, although one of the victims had their mobile phone stolen by the offenders during the assaults.

All three of the offenders have been described as being white and were in their early twenties. All of them spoke with a local accent and at the time of the offence they were wearing dark clothing.

Detectives believe that a man and a woman, who were in the area at the same time, witnessed the attack.

DC Terry McKibbin, of Skelmersdale CID said ‘This was a very scary experience for the two victims. Thankfully, they were not seriously hurt, but both did receive minor injuries. I would appeal for anyone has any information or who recognises the description of the offenders to get in touch.

In particular, we believe a man and a woman were close to the scene of the offence at the time and may have witnessed the assaults and the robbery, and so, we would appeal for them to please make themselves known to us.’

Anyone who has got any information can contact police on 101 quoting log number 0051 of Monday, May 12th. Anyone with any information can alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or they can go online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. There are no personal details taken, no information is traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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