A woman with cerebral palsy was attacked by three masked youths in broad daylight.

The 51-year-old victim was walking under a motorway bridge in Bolton when the teenagers grabbed her wrists and demanded money.

A passer-by disturbed the young thugs who fled before they could steal any cash.

The attempted robbery happened on Loxham Street, Moses Gate, at around 11.40am on Tuesday (March 5).

The boys were described as Asian, in their early teens, and were wearing dark hooded tops, baseball caps and had covered faces.

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A man is critically ill in hospital with head injuries after an altercation with a group of youths.

The incident happened at about 4.45pm on Wednesday, in King Street, in the city centre, when a 44-year-old white man became involved in an altercation with one of a number of black youths, said police.

The man, who was walking his Rottweiler dog, fell to the ground and suffered a head injury.

He is in Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, in a critical condition.

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The police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted during an attempted robbery on Friday (February 22).

The youngster was walking along a pathway between Hancock Drive and Old Bedford Road in Luton at about 6pm when three offenders approached him from behind, punching him several times.

They demanded he hand over his mobile phone and when he refused, he was assaulted again.

The victim managed to break free and run towards a nearby house while the offenders fled towards Riddy Lane.

Investigating officer DC Tim Worden is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or seen the offenders in the area.

All three are Asian males aged about 17.

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_65785144_wintA man has been jailed for six years for his part in a burglary in which a man and his daughter were injured with a machete.

Sebastyon Alexander Wint, 30, of Hornsey Close, in Coventry, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery at Warwick Crown Court.

A man, 43, lost an eye and suffered head injuries in the attack at Hill Road in Keresley End on 29 February.

His 19-year-old daughter had serious injuries to her arm.

The attack happened in the family’s home.

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Myles-Joseph-Daay_Shalon_alTwo men who stabbed and robbed a man in broad daylight have been sentenced to a total of 14 years behind bars.

Myles Joseph-Daay, 22, of Thrupp Close in Mitcham, and Shalon Albert, 29, of Vectis Road, both received seven years for their part in a violent robbery on July 24, 2012.

The attack happened in Moore Close, Mitcham, at 4.30pm when a man, who had had a brief conversation with the two, was pulled into a communal area at the entrance to a block of flats, pushed to the floor and repeatedly punched and kicked.

The victim managed to get to his feet, at which point one of the men pulled out a knife and tried to stab the man in the stomach, but the victim fought back and instead was wounded in the arm.

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A PENSIONER was subjected to a frightening experience when she was dragged to the floor by a would-be robber.

The attempted robbery took place at 7-30pm on Sunday when the 69-year-old woman was walking along Nicholl Street in the Duke Bar area of Burnley.

Police said a man approached her from behind and grabbed at her shoulder bag knocking her to the floor. She held onto the bag and was dragged along the floor before the man ran off.

Witnesses reported seeing a young Asian man carry out the attempted robbery before running off.

Anyone with information should contact Burnley Police on 425001 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.


Margiris-JogelaA Lithuanian who mugged a student just 48 hours after arriving in the UK was tracked down after police followed his footprints in the snow.

Margiris Jogela, 22, began his new life in Britain by punching and robbing his drunk victim just after 4am at the University of East Anglia.

The frightened student was trying to unlock his bike in Norwich when he was pounced on by Jogela and an accomplice.

The two thugs hit him in the head before fleeing with his wallet, mobile and cash, Norwich Crown Court heard yesterday.

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