Knife held to victim’s cheek during attempted robbery

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A man had a knife held to his face during an attempted robbery at about 1pm on Thursday (January 31) in Wellingborough.

The victim was walking along a footpath in the green belt area behind Brooke Close in the town when a man appeared from behind some bushes, put a knife to the victim’s cheek and demanded his possessions.

The victim punched the offender in the face, causing the offender to stumble and drop the knife, allowing the victim to run away.

The offender then ran off in the opposite direction.

The victim was not seriously injured during the incident and the attacker did not manage to take anything from the victim.

The offender was white, 5ft 6in, aged 30 to 35, of slim build and he spoke with a local accent.

He wore a red and white hat with possibly a ‘Lotto’ brand, a black scarf, a black zipped hooded top and dark brown cords.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about it, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.