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Police seek Scotch Quarry muggers

John Freeman

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked by two men in an attempted robbery as he walked home in Lancaster on Sunday 20th January 2013.

The 31-year-old victim, who is from Lancaster, was walking alone through Scotch Quarry around 1.30am when he was approached by two men who asked him for a light.

One of the men then grabbed him from behind and demanded his laptop which he was carrying in a rucksack, but the victim fought with the attackers and managed to run away from them with his property.

Both men are described as white, medium build and aged in their early twenties. They are around 5ft 8 inches to 5ft10 inches tall and were wearing dark hooded tops and jeans. One of the offenders is described as having a well groomed handlebar moustache.

Police are appealing for anybody that saw anything that could help them to come forward.

DC Trevor Walker from Lancaster CID said: “The victim sustained a hand injury during the attempted robbery and it is also likely that the offenders had facial injuries after the victim bravely fought back in self-defence.

“The offenders were sat on a nearby wall prior to the offence so I would appeal to anybody that has seen them or knows who could be responsible to call Lancashire Police on 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.