Savage attack by man on bike with pink handlebars

News / Mon 6th Jan 2014 at 06:01pm

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which left the victim with serious injuries.

The victim, a 58-year-old man, was walking alone along the cycle track between the Clock Tower underpass and Carters Mead underpass in Harlow between 12.30am and 12.45am hours on Friday, December 27, 2013, when he was approached by a man on a bike that had pink handle bars.

The man attacked him before stealing his mobile phone, Nike Air trainers, some cash and a wrist watch.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his thirties, of average build, and about 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall. He had collar-length dark brown hair and was wearing dark coloured clothing.

The bike he was riding appears to have been made up from various parts.

Investigating officer, Dc Kirsty Swan, said: “This is a completely unprovoked attack which has left the victim with multiple injuries including a dislocated shoulder, three broken ribs, a broken upper arm and a lot of facial bruising and cuts, some of which required stitching.

“I really need to speak to any witnesses or anyone who may have information about a man who rides a bike with pink handlebars, or fits the description.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Swan, or her colleagues at Harlow CID, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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