Man seriously injured in brutal Bretton robbery

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A man was seriously hurt after being brutally attacked in a violent robbery in Bretton.

The victim, a 22-year-old man from Maxey in Peterborough, was walking along the footpath close to AMF Bowling in Sturrock Way at about 5.30pm on Friday, August 7 when he was attacked.

This chain was stolen in the robbery

This chain was stolen in the robbery

He was walking in the direction of Smith’s garage and, without any words said or any knowledge of anyone around him, sustained a blow to the back of his head.

He fell face down to the floor and was punched and kicked to his face and body.

During the assault his wallet was taken from his trouser pocket which contained £560 cash which he has just withdrawn from the bank to put towards a car. He also has his gold-plated chain ripped from his neck.

The wallet is described as cream and blueish green with a New York skyline design on it.

The victim was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for x-rays, however did not sustain any broken bones.

Detective Constable Fran Scott said: “Unfortunately the victim did not get a look at the offenders, but believes there must have been more than one person due to the beating at the time.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the chain taken from the victim, or been offered it for sale.

“Thankfully the victim did not sustain any lasting injuries, however this was a horrific ordeal for him and those responsible should be brought to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Peterborough CID by calling 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.