December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 18, 2013
An attempted robbery and an assault took place in Lowestoft last night.
The two incidents occurred in the Normanston Drive/ Barnards Way area of the town between 11.30pm last night and 12.15am this morning.
In the first incident, around 11.30pm, a 21-year-old man was cycling along the footpath that goes under Normanston Drive and was listening to music when he heard a man shouting for him to stop.
He stopped and was then approached by the man who then demanded he hand over his phone. The man is described as white, in his late 20s to 30s, about 6ft 5ins tall, of large build with short dark spiky hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and green trainers.
When the 21-year-old refused the man threatened to assault him, but the 21-year-old managed to cycle away. He was unhurt and nothing was stolen.
A short time later, around 12.10am, a 20-year-old man was cycling along Barnards Way to the footpath area known locally as The Trams. He got off his bike and started walking along the footpath but a few moments later felt someone grab his shoulder.
He then saw a man, described as having a light coloured complexion, about 6ft 5ins – 6ft 6ins tall, of large muscular build and with short spiky hair, alongside him.
The 20-year-old was then assaulted by the man and sustained grazing and swelling to his eye. The 20-year-old defended himself, causing the offender to stumble, and then managed to get on his bike and cycle away.
Anyone who has information that might help police in their investigations can call PC Richard Last at Lowestoft by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.