Police Manhunt After Attempted Robbery In Skelmersdale

Police are appealing for information following an attempt robbery in Skelmersdale.

Officers were called at around 9:20pm on Friday (19th April) to reports a takeaway driver had been approached by three men on Firbeck after making a delivery.

One of the offenders, who was brandishing a knife, made demands for money.

The victim - a man in his 50s received a minor cut to his abdomen after having the knife thrust at him.

The victim managed to fend off the offenders and they ran off empty handed in the direction of the Gleeson building site.

They are all described as being white men who were dressed in dark clothing and had their faces covered.

DC Michael Mason of Skelmersdale Police said: “This has been a terrifying situation for the delivery man who was simply doing his job. Luckily he wasn’t seriously hurt, but this could have been much worse.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible.”

If you have any information please contact us on 101 quoting log number 1646 of 19th April.

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