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Witness appeal after dog walker is robbed on footpath

Alert message sent 11/10/2017 15:54:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Detectives are appealing for help identifying a robber who attacked a man who was walking his dogs along a footpath.

The victim was walking along the Peak Forest Tramway Trail, off Charley Lane, Chinley, when a hooded man approached from the opposite direction.

As he passed, the robber started punching the dog walker and forced him to the floor, after which he went through his pockets.

The robber was wearing a black hoodie, and was described as being of ‘big’ build and over 6ft.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw a man in the area wearing a black hoodie this morning.

The incident happened at about 10.35am 11th October 2017.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DS Steve Topham on 101, quoting incident 270 of October 11.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Jack Foster (Police, Apprentice, Derbyshire)

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