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Skelmersdale men subjected to terrifying subway knife attack

Two men were set upon by three thugs in Southway subway

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Detectives are appealing for information after a terrifying knifepoint robbery in Skelmersdale.

The attack happened between 1am and 1.20am on Monday 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 near to Welmar House.

The three men threatened the victims at knifepoint and then began to beat them up.

Thankfully, the victims were able to get away, although one of them had their mobile phone stolen by the thugs during the attack.

All three offenders are described as white and in their early twenties. All spoke with local accents, and wore dark clothing.

Detectives believe this attack was witnessed by a man and a woman who were in the area at the time.

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 with information should contact Police on 101 quoting log number 0051 of Monday, May 12.

Alternatively, you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

A similar attack occurred at the end of April in Skelmersdale when two teenagers were threatened by a man at knifepoint close to the travelling fair.

The 15-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy were forced to give over their Iphone 5Cs by the white 6ft tall thug during the attack on April 23, at 7pm.

The robber then handed one phone back before running off with the other in the direction of Northway.

The phone was eventually found discarded. 

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