Gang of men carrying weapon punch and steal from biker

Gang of men carrying weapon punch and steal from biker
Gang of men carrying weapon punch and steal from biker

Police are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage after a man was threatened with a knife, punched in the head and robbed of his bike.

The incident happened last night (October 5) where a group of four men wearing balaclavas approached a man in his 30s in a back alley.

The victim was cycling down the alley between Westmorland Avenue and Belmont Road in Blackpool between 8.20pm and 8.45pm.

A spokesperson for the police said: “We are appealing for witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage after a man was punched in the head and robbed of his bike in Blackpool.

“He was punched to the back of the head and one of the males threatened him with a knife before stealing the bike (pictured).

“The group left the scene via Belmont Road.”

If you have seen the bike or have any information, CCTV or dashcam footage which could help police’s investigation, please contact them on 101, quoting the log number 1322 of October 5.