Man suffers head injuries after ‘fake friendship’ ends in assault and robbery in Netherfield


A 49-year-old man was kicked to the floor and robbed of his wallet after he was deceived by a couple who he drank with at the pub.

The victim had been sitting in the green area behind shops in Farthing Grove, Netherfield on Friday when he was joined by a man and woman who he didn’t know.

It happened sometime between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, when the man introduced himself as “Gary” to the victim while pushing a blue mountain bike.

The couple befriended the victim and then visited The Netherfield Tavern together, before returning to the grass area behind the shops.

At this point, the victim was grabbed by the man, thrown to the ground and kicked several times while he demanded the victim hand over his wallet.

During this altercation, the woman took the victim’s wallet and the couple then walked away in the direction of the shops.

The man is white, around 5ft 8 ins tall, aged in his thirties, of medium build with short brown hair, possibly wearing a black hooded jumper.

The woman was white, around 5ft 8ins tall, aged in her thirties and spoke with a northern accent.

The offenders stole the wallet containing cash and a debit card.

The victim received injuries to his head and was treated at Milton Keynes General Hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information about this incident or who recognises the offenders to call Det Con Kathryn Combstock of Milton Keynes Local CID via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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