Police hunt trio who left man hospitalised after attempted mugging using knives and knuckledusters in Milton Keynes

A man was taken to hospital following this attack

Monday, 17th May 2021, 5:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 1:27 pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted mugging in Milton Keynes this Saturday (May 15).

The incident took place at the underpass under Watling Street by Crownhill Roundabout at around 2pm.

The victim was a man in his 30s who was punched in the back of the head by a man wearing a knuckleduster as he was walking towards the crematorium.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted mugging on May 15

This blow knocked the victim over, once he got back to his feet, another man was threatening him with a knife. There were three assailants attempting to rob the victim, who were now surrounding him.

The victim managed to grab the knife and push it away from his body and the offenders ran away.

Due to the attack, the victim sustained a cut to his finger and a head injury for which he received hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

The offenders are described as two black men, possibly Somalian, and a white man.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Lisa McKinley, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“It happened in the middle of the day, near the play park, where I believe there is a good chance that people may have witnessed this.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210209425.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”