Man fought off would-be robbers in Burton Latimer

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Police have appealed for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Burton Latimer yesterday (Sunday, February 23).

A 20-year-old man was walking in the alleyway between Finedon Road and Queensway when he was approached by two men, who pushed him and asked him to hand over money and his phone.

The victim fought back, striking both offenders – who then ran away without taking anything.

The incident took place between 5.30pm and 6pm.

The offenders are described as white and in their late 30s. One was wearing a black beanie hat and a dark hoodie, the other was bald and wore a dark hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.