Muggers put knife to man's cheek in Newbold street robbery


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a minor injury during a Newbold street robbery.

Derbyshire Constabulary said the incident took place last Thursday, November 12 at around 10.30pm as he was walking along Highfield Road in Newbold.

A spokesperson said: "He turned to walk along a route known locally as the ‘chicken run’ towards Sheffield Road, when he was approached by four men.

"One of the offenders grabbed the man and put a sharp instrument, thought to be a Stanley knife, to his cheek where he was cut."

Another man patted the victim down before finding his wallet in a coat pocket. The offender stole the wallet containing cash and cards, before the group ran off in the direction of Sheffield Road, added police.

The offenders are described as being in their earlier twenties – three of the men were of black ethnicity and one was white.

Anyone with information about the incident or who thinks they may have CCTV in the area to aid police enquiries is urged to contact Sergeant David Stocks on 101, quoting incident number 712/12/11/15.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to report crime anonymously.