Robbers targeted teen on way home from pub

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A TEENAGER was left battered and bleeding in the street after he was robbed.

Police said they want to trace a Good Samaritan who went to the aid of the victim, and who may have vital clues.

The attack took place shortly after midnight last Friday, after the 18-year-old had left the Presidential pub on Bolton Road, Ashton, with five friends.

He took a short cut alone through the Aldi car park. When he reached York Road, he heard voices behind him and saw two men. As he approached Travis Perkins building suppliers, he felt a tap on the shoulder. He swung round and was punched in the face. He was then ordered to get on the ground and was kicked and punched. He was then told to empty his pockets, and his assailants ran off with his iPhone, black leather wallet containing cash, and a set of house keys.

It is believed a middle-aged man went to his aid, and offered to call the police and ambulance, which the victim declined. The teenager reported the incident the following day.

The thugs are described as white men of slim build and average height, but shorter than 5ft 11ins tall.

PC Doug Chadwick, of Wigan Volume Crime Team, said: “I want to reassure the victim and wider community that we are determined to catch these robbers, and are now appealing for anyone who saw these two men acting suspiciously to contact us.”