UPDATE: Man hospitalised after attack during burglary in Bletchley betting shop

Scene of attack at William Hill betting shop on Queensway, Bletchley
Scene of attack at William Hill betting shop on Queensway, Bletchley

A “horrific and unprovoked attack” has left a betting shop employee in hospital with serious injuries after a robbery last night.

Two Asian men assaulted a member of staff at William Hill in Queensway, Bletchley, when he was closing up the shop at around 10pm.

They stole cash from him and the shop tills.

The store has been cordoned off and three police cars remain outside while officers secure the area.

The shop has been closed until further notice.

A William Hill spokesman could not confirm when the store would reopen, but said: “We are working with police who are currently investigating the incident.”

The two offenders are in their twenties around 5ft 6ins tall.

One was wearing a distinctive white track suit top and bottoms that had a black band across the shoulders and fluorescent yellow stripe across the shoulders and down the side of each leg.

He also wore a baseball cap and white trainers.

The second offender was wearing black track suit top and bottom with white inside the collar. He wore dark colour trainers.

Investigating officer, Det Con Vince Higgins of Milton Keynes Force CID said: “This was an horrific and unprovoked attack on the member of staff resulting in serious injuries and him being hospitalised as a result.

“We are very keen to speak to anyone who may be able to identify the offenders particularly by the description of their clothing, the white full piece tracksuit top and bottoms with distinctive fluorescent stripes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who recognises the description of these offenders should contact Milton Keynes CID on the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.