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Police appeal after attempted robbery in Penrith

Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at approximately 5am.

The incident occurred on the metal footbridge that crosses the railway line between York Street and Brunswick Terrace.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The 18-year-old victim was walking to work on the Gillwilly industrial estate, when an unidentified man approached him. The offender asked the victim for spare change before forcing him to the ground and attempting to go through his pockets.

“Fortunately, the victim was able to get away from the suspect uninjured. No items were stolen.

“The offender is described as a white and aged in his early 20s. He was about 5ft 7ins tall with a medium build. The man was wearing a grey hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms. He had dark shaved hair.”

Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information that could identify a suspect.

Anyone with information should call PC Chris Davies on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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