Police hunt gang who robbed vulnerable man in Stapleford park

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Police are searching for a group of youths who robbed a vulnerable man in a Stapleford park, leaving him extremely shaken.

The group, made up of boys and a girl, surrounded the 20-year-old cyclist in Hickings Lane Park between 8pm and 8.30pm on Thursday (25th October).

They threatened him, demanded money and rifled through his rucksack, taking his wallet.

The victim, who suffers from cerebral palsy and has learning difficulties, was not injured but was incredibly frightened and shaken by the incident.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, particularly a number of people who helped the victim afterwards, including a man who was walking his dog, to come forward.

Det Con Tony Tonks, from Beeston CID, said: “A vulnerable victim was preyed upon in the most intimidating and threatening way and is now scared to leave his home.

“There are a number of people who helped the young man after the robbery who have not yet spoken to police.

“They could hold vital information and I urge them to get in touch to ensure other vulnerable people within our community are targeted by this group.”

The boys within the group have been described as being white, mid to late teens, wearing dark casual clothing and two of them rode BMX bikes.

The girl is also in her teens, wore glasses and had braces on her teeth.

Anyone with any information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 828 of 25 October, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.