Men attacked in robberies

PUBLISHED: 12:46 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

TWO men were attacked and robbed within days of each other in Ely city centre. In one of the robberies, which happened at Newnham Street, a 20-year-old man was attacked for just £10 and left with head injuries. The incident happened around 4pm when he was

TWO men were attacked and robbed within days of each other in Ely city centre.

In one of the robberies, which happened at Newnham Street, a 20-year-old man was attacked for just £10 and left with head injuries.

The incident happened around 4pm when he was approached by a gang who punched him, leaving him with bruising to his head.

Police have arrested a number of people and they have been bailed to a later date.

In the second incident a 25-year-old man was knocked to the ground and had his wallet, containing £30 cash and credit cards, and his Nokia mobile phone stolen.

The attack happened when he was approached by a man as he was walking through The Cloisters in the early hours of the morning. The victim was not injured in the robbery.

Det Sgt Tim Underhill said: "We would urge anyone who has information about someone with credit cards or other property bearing another person's name to contact us."

INFO: Anyone with information can contact Det Sgt Underhill at Ely Police Station on 0845 456 4564, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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