Witnesses Sought After
Police in Bishop’s Stortford are appealing for witnesses and
information following a robbery in the town.
At around 11.15pm on Sunday December 18, a 24 year old man from
Bishop’s Stortford was walking through the alleyway in Carrigans,
which leads to Half Acres, when he was allegedly approached by a
man who demanded he give him money. The victim gave the man a
quantity of cash, at which point the offender lunged towards the
man and stabbed him in the stomach. The offender then ran off
towards the town.
The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he received
treatment for a small stab wound to his stomach.
The offender is described as around 6ft tall and wearing a black
tracksuit with the hood up.
DC Neil Lancey, who is investigating the incident, said: “This
was a nasty incident and we are working hard to trace the person
responsible. Although it was late, we are hoping that there may
have people around who may have seen the offender or the victim
around the time of the incident. If you have any information that
could help our inquiry – we need to speak to you.”
If you think you have seen the offender or were in the area
around the time of the robbery please contact DC Neil Lancey on 101
quoting crime reference number A2/16/2158.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime-fighting
charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their
Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No
personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or
recorded and you will never need to go to court.