DETECTIVES in Skelmersdale are appealing for information after a 33 year old man was robbed and assaulted in the early hours of Monday morning.
At around 4am, the victim was walking home and has saw two men whose faces were covered, arguing with another man at a bus stop on Digmoor Road, near to the junction with Bankfield.
Worried by their behaviour, he ran in another direction and hid under a nearby parked van.
The two thugs followed him and pulled him from under the van.
He was then punched and kicked in the head and had his mobile phone and money stolen from his pockets.
The victim thankfully managed to shout for help which alerted a neighbour.
Both offenders ran from the scene in the direction of Banksbarn.
DC Martin Hulme from Skelmersdale CID said: “This was a cowardly attack on a man making his way home after visiting friends, who ended up requiring hospital treatment for his injuries.
“I am appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Bankfield or Banksbarn area at the time to contact police.
“In particular, I am looking to speak to the person who was seen to be arguing with the two offenders immediately prior to the offence to come forward. I would just like to reassure this person that they are not being treated as a suspect.”
Both offenders are described as being men in their early twenties, of slim build and medium height. Both were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. They spoke with Liverpool accents.
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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