A personal Robbery incident took place on Huddersfield Road, Diggle at its junction with Ward Lane at 7:40 pm on the evening of Thursday 1st February 2018.

Here the female proprietor of  Diggle chip shop had left for the night carrying a black rucksack. As she crossed the bottom of Ward Lane opposite her premises she was grabbed from behind by a male who was described as wearing a dark coloured hoodie. He had his hood up and his face was covered. A short struggle ensued with the offending male attempting to prise the rucksack from the grip of the owner who valiantly fought back. She was punched in the face in the struggle and fell to the floor.

Still hanging onto the bag the woman was dragged along the ground sustaining injuries to her hands. Eventually, she had to let the bag go and the offender and a male accomplice wearing a light grey /silver hoodie ran off up Spurn Lane and away from view.

This was a particularly nasty unprovoked attack on a member of our local community and Greater Manchester Police ask that if you have any information regarding this incident to please get in touch with them on 101 quoting Police log 1812 01/02/18

Officers have been conducting enquiries at the scene and there are a number of leads they are following encompassing both eyewitness and CCTV evidence.

Police are appealing for the public’s help. Did you see anything around this time? Information suggests that these offenders had been in the area on previous evenings, did you see them?

Any information should be passed to Police on 101 quoting log number 1812



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