Appeal for information following town centre robbery Date published: 26th March 2019 1.25pm

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery in the Warrington town centre.

At 3.46pm on Sunday 24 March a group of four youths were walking on Horsemarket Street when they were approached by three men.

They are believed to have threatened the youths and during the altercation a bag was stolen from one of the victims.

It was then thrown into the rear beer garden of the Hop Pole public house and was later collected by the victim.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of the investigation officers are trying to trace the victims in the case and anyone who witnessed the incident.

Detective Constable Danielle Fildes said: “Enquiries are currently in the very early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone with any information, no matter how small, which may help our investigation.

“This incident has taken place on a busy town centre street and I believe there would have been a large number of people who witnessed what happened and may be able to help with our enquiries.

“I’m also looking to trace the victims in the case who have yet to come forward.

“I’d ask anyone with any information to contact the team here at Warrington CID on 101, quoting IML-355658.

“Alternatively you can give us the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Two 16-year-old boys and a 20-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident; they have all been released under investigation pending further enquiries.