Appeal for information following a robbery on Leamington Spa cycle path
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We are appealing for witnesses and video footage following an assault and robbery offence that took place in Warwick on Saturday evening (2 October).
The incident happened at approximately 6.45pm on the cycle path near to Seymour Grove.
A 60-year-old man was allegedly attacked by 2 men who hit him to the head with a metal object and stole his electric bicycle.
The 2 men made off with the bicycle but officers made 1 arrest near to the scene. A 42-year-old man from Leamington Spa was later charged with robbery and possessing an offensive weapon and will appear before Magistrates today (4 October).
Investigations are ongoing to locate the second man.
Detective Sergeant Jen Baker said, “This was a cowardly and vicious assault on a man innocently travelling to work. The victim sustained a serious and potentially life changing injury which required hospital treatment.
“Whilst one man will be appearing in court today in connection with the incident, the second offender is still outstanding. Please come forward if you have information that can assist enquiries and if you were in the vicinity around Europa Way at the time, please check door-bell and dash-cam footage.”
Witnesses or anyone with information or video footage can report this via the Warwickshire Police website or by calling 101 and quoting incident reference 319 of 2 October 2021.
Alternatively reports can be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.