December 9 2013 Latest news:
By MARK BOGGIS
Friday, October 18, 2013
Police are seeking witnesses after two incidents – an attempted robbery and an assault – in the Normanston Drive/Barnards Way area of Lowestoft.
The two incidents happened between 11.30pm last night (Thursday, October 17) and 12.15am this morning (Friday).
In the first incident at about 11.30pm, a 21-year-old man was cycling along the footpath that goes under Normanston Drive and was listening to music when he heard a man shouting stop.
The 21-year-old stopped and was approached by the white man, in his late 20s to 30s, about 6ft 5ins tall, of large build, with short dark spiky hair, wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and green trainers, who then demanded he hand over his phone.
When the 21-year-old refused the man threatened to assault him, however the 21-year-old managed to cycle away. He was unhurt and nothing was stolen.
A short time later, about 12.10am, a 20-year-old man was cycling along Barnards Way to the footpath area known locally as The Trams. He got off his bike and started walking along the footpath but a few moments later he felt someone grab his shoulder.
He then saw a man, described as having a light coloured complexion, about 6ft 5ins – 6ft 6ins tall, of large muscular build and with short spiky hair, alongside him.
The 20-year-old was then assaulted by the man, suffering grazing and swelling to his eye. The 20-year-old defended himself, causing the attacker to stumble, and then managed to get on his bike and cycle away.
A police spokesman said: “We are investigating both incidents and are asking anyone who may have seen the offender in the area or anyone with information about who he is to call us.”
■ Information to PC Richard Last on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.