Men tried to steal wallet in attempted robbery

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Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Chorley.

A 53-year-old man was walking on a footbridge over the railway crossing on his way home from Asda, on Water Street, Chorley, when he was approached by two men.

They demanded his wallet and when he refused, one of the men grabbed him and swung at him.

The victim managed to block him and the two men ran away empty-handed towards the industrial estate below the footbridge.

The incident happened at around 6.40pm on Thursday, October 29.

The first man was described as being of a stocky build and was wearing a duffle-style coat.

The second man was described as white, in his 20s, skinny build and approximately 5ft 5ins tall. He was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top with writing on the front and blue denim jeans.

Det Con Karen Harrison, of South CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time of this incident and may have seen two men matching these descriptions to come forward and contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime reference SC1506280, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.