Cyclist was attacked by two men after he stopped to fix puncture on Northamptonshire path

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A cyclist who was fixing a puncture on his bike on a path in Northamptonshire was attacked by two young men who stole his wallet, watch and mobile phone.

The victim, a 40-year-old man, was on the A45 Nene Valley Way cycle path, near Ecton, when he was approached by two men on a yellow Suzuki scrambler motorbike, who asked if he wanted help.

He declined and the pillion passenger pushed him over and demanded his phone and wallet. When the victim refused, the man stamped on his leg, threatened him with some kind of weapon, and demanded he hand over his watch and phone, which he did.

The offender also pulled the victim’s necklace from his neck and stole his bag before both men rode off towards Billing Mill.

The incident happened between 7.30pm and 7.40pm on Wednesday (6 April), near the Billing Mill junction.

The pillion passenger is described as white, about 6ft, with a broad build and aged 18 to 20-years-old. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and tan Timberland-type boots. He had his hood up and a dark scarf over his face, and spoke with an English accent.

The other man was also white and was wearing blue jeans, a bright blue jacket and white Nike trainers. He also had his face covered and spoke with a Eastern European accent.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.