Appeal for information following robbery in Padgate

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Detectives are appealing for information from the public following a robbery in Padgate.

At around 1.25am on Saturday 14 January, a 23-year-old man was cycling along Insall Road to meet his partner.

As he approached Padgate Library he noticed a man and a woman who appeared to be arguing.

The cyclist continued to ride along Insall Road and as he got near to the couple, the man suddenly jumped out in front and grabbed hold of the bike.

The pair then became involved in an altercation, during which the cyclist was punched to the back of his head.

While the pair were arguing the cyclist’s partner also arrived at the scene, she was also hit to the face during the altercation.

The man then stole the bicycle and rode off in the direction of Crab Lane/ Birchwood Road.

The woman also ran off from the scene.

The suspect was a white man, around 5’ 10” tall, in his late 30’s, with mousey brown hair, short on sides, and longer on top.

He was described as having a wrinkly face and stubbly brown/ grey facial hair. The man had a local accent and was wearing a black tracksuit.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective Constable Ian Prashar, of Warrington CID said:

“Enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing and we are doing all we can to establish what has taken place.

“As part of our investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the incident.

“The same goes for anyone with anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage.

“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to the whereabout of the stolen bike – a distinctive matt black GT Avalanche Mountain bike, with luminous green text.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire police at www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us , or call 101, quoting IML 1455944.

Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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