Man assaulted and robbed for his cigarettes in Eckington

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and had his cigarettes stolen in Eckington.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 3:29 pm
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 4:33 pm

The incident happened on Hornthorpe Road on Wednesday, June 1.

At about 5pm a 23-year-old man was walking along the road towards the crossroads with Pitt Street and Setcup Lane when he was approached by three youths in a small green car, Derbyshire police said.

At the crossroads he was allegedly assaulted by the driver and one passenger from the car and his cigarettes were stolen.

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A 17-year-old youth from Sheffield has been charged with robbery. He appeared before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre on Saturday (June 4).

The victim sustained minor injuries.

Anyone who saw the incident, or who has information, should call Detective Constable Antonia Hill on 101 and quote crime number 23871/16.

Alternatively, Constable Hill can be sent a message online by visiting the ‘Contact Us’ section on the Derbyshire Constabulary website.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/