Gang in cowardly attack

IN a ‘cowardly’ attack, a gang of three robbed an elderly man in Dewsbury town centre.

One of the suspects brandished a knife in the incident on, although the victim was not hurt.

Police are appealing for information about the attack, which took place between 5.45pm and 6.15pm on January 3.

The 66-year-old man was going to do some shopping when he was approached from behind by three men.

One grabbed him and pushed him towards the Memorial Park on Longcauseway while a second man produced a knife. They made the man sit down and demanded cash, which he handed over.

They then ran off.

The man, from Dewsbury,was not hurt but was left badly shaken.

The suspect who pushed the man is described as Asain, 5ft 5ins, slim, in his mid-20s and wearing a black coat with the hood up and blue jeans. He also wore gloves.

The man who brandished the knife was also Asian and of similar height, age and build wearing a black or navy jacket with the hood up. The third man, also Asian, was also a similar build and age and wore a dark jacket with the hood up.

A police spokesman said: “This was a cowardly attack on a lone man.”

Contact Det Con Michael Parris on 01924 431131.