Man’s wallet stolen in Kettering after he tries to save homeless man from gang

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A man had his wallet stolen in Kettering when he tried to help a homeless man who was being verbally abused by a gang of men.

The man was walking along Silver Street at about 4.10pm on Sunday, August 30, when he saw a homeless man sitting on the floor near KFC.

Five other men were surrounding him and being abusive.

The victim stepped in to try to tell the offenders to go away, at which point one of them grabbed his wallet, took cash and made off.

The offender was white, aged between 16 and 21, and was wearing a dark grey jumper and dark blue jeans.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.