Man stabbed in the street for his mobile phone

This Is Lancashire: Man stabbed in the street for his mobile phone Man stabbed in the street for his mobile phone

A GANG punched a man in the stomach then stabbed him in a violent street robbery in Astley Bridge - just to steal his mobile phone.

The three men approached the 32-year-old in Astley Lane - known locally as 'The Mop' - between 9.45pm and 10pm on Thursday February 13.

One of the men removed the victim’s headphones and as he turned around he punched him in the face causing him to fall the ground.

As he stood up, one of the men then stabbed him in the stomach.

They searched his pockets and took his mobile phone before running away up a track towards Wolfenden Street.

The man was taken to hospital and was treated for his injuries before being released.

Police have released an e-fit image of one of the men and are appealing for information and witnesses.

Det Sgt Rob Parker said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack for a mobile phone but thankfully the man is recovering from his injuries.

“The victim only managed to get a good view of one of the offenders and from this we have managed to put together an image. We would urge anyone who recognises the man or who has any information about who was involved to call police.

“We have had extra patrols in the area but would ask if anyone sees anyone acting suspiciously in the area that they contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5761 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:53am Thu 27 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Scum of the earth & will continue with the weak punishments these scroats receive by the weak useless MPs who have let it get to this. Ukip have the right idea on crime without any doubt!.
Scum of the earth & will continue with the weak punishments these scroats receive by the weak useless MPs who have let it get to this. Ukip have the right idea on crime without any doubt!. thomas222
  • Score: 36

11:59am Thu 27 Mar 14

Cheeseware says...

Breaking news for something that happened over a month ago
Breaking news for something that happened over a month ago Cheeseware
  • Score: 12

12:10pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Check the area around Blake Gardens, loads of rat runs around there.

Also around the cash point on Halliwell Road, again there's only CCTV coverage to issue parking tickets, not to protect people.
Check the area around Blake Gardens, loads of rat runs around there. Also around the cash point on Halliwell Road, again there's only CCTV coverage to issue parking tickets, not to protect people. Jim271
  • Score: 13

12:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Rememberscarborough says...

So being stabbed is "nasty" say our police force. If you stab someone you run the risk of killing them and that is a hell of a sight more than "nasty". Until the police and the legal system view stabbings as life threatening the feral scumbags will continue to laugh at the general public because the punishments are meaningless.
So being stabbed is "nasty" say our police force. If you stab someone you run the risk of killing them and that is a hell of a sight more than "nasty". Until the police and the legal system view stabbings as life threatening the feral scumbags will continue to laugh at the general public because the punishments are meaningless. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 24

1:59pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist,

I wonder why?
Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist, I wonder why? Jim271
  • Score: 26

2:06pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Iluminati says...

At least in the old days, low life like them would have been sent to Australia, or some other penal colonies. These days, they getting a telling off in court, a couple of month in jail, and might even get compensation for being victimised.
The incentives for criminals and low life these days is the fact that the government can't define the word deterrent. Getting punched down, stabbed and the phone stolen doesn't count for much these days. Should the police arrest the criminals, the sentences will be nonsensical and laughable.
At least in the old days, low life like them would have been sent to Australia, or some other penal colonies. These days, they getting a telling off in court, a couple of month in jail, and might even get compensation for being victimised. The incentives for criminals and low life these days is the fact that the government can't define the word deterrent. Getting punched down, stabbed and the phone stolen doesn't count for much these days. Should the police arrest the criminals, the sentences will be nonsensical and laughable. Iluminati
  • Score: 11

2:07pm Thu 27 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist, I wonder why?
Its the Bolton news way.. suppress what we are all thinking to writing it down on a open forum. I think the Police may have a involvement what is allowed as they also like things swept under the carpet with anything they consider negative to the happy family of Bolton & our fantastic multicultural happiness & well being that is happening so they tell us... We know its not though!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist, I wonder why?[/p][/quote]Its the Bolton news way.. suppress what we are all thinking to writing it down on a open forum. I think the Police may have a involvement what is allowed as they also like things swept under the carpet with anything they consider negative to the happy family of Bolton & our fantastic multicultural happiness & well being that is happening so they tell us... We know its not though! thomas222
  • Score: 17

2:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Jim271 wrote:
Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist,

I wonder why?
Well comment all over the other articles until BN gets the message Jim.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist, I wonder why?[/p][/quote]Well comment all over the other articles until BN gets the message Jim. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 13

2:39pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

On topic: That mugshot looks like any number of people in the area. Are we talking white or ethnic? What is that on his head? Why is this breaking news now? Would it not be more productive to make news of it when the crime happened? Or are the police waiting for these individuals to kill someone, give up more forensics or do the cameras all over Halliwell Rd and Blackburn Rd not actually work during violent incident times?
On topic: That mugshot looks like any number of people in the area. Are we talking white or ethnic? What is that on his head? Why is this breaking news now? Would it not be more productive to make news of it when the crime happened? Or are the police waiting for these individuals to kill someone, give up more forensics or do the cameras all over Halliwell Rd and Blackburn Rd not actually work during violent incident times? Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 13

4:03pm Thu 27 Mar 14

steveG says...

Is this Halliwell again?. Who's the Councillor in this lawless area?.
Is this Halliwell again?. Who's the Councillor in this lawless area?. steveG
  • Score: 12

4:34pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Man just been charged with pulling a gun out in a pub on Halliwell Road

A male with another Beautiful British Name.

Bolton Council be ashamed Halliwell is now officially a Ghetto and it's down to you.
Man just been charged with pulling a gun out in a pub on Halliwell Road A male with another Beautiful British Name. Bolton Council be ashamed Halliwell is now officially a Ghetto and it's down to you. Jim271
  • Score: 21

5:32pm Thu 27 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

Jim271 wrote:
Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist,

I wonder why?
Same sh1t different day Jim271, we mustn't upset the immigrant invaders.God forbid if they got so upset that they decided to go back where they came from.What would the politicians do then without all their votes?Then again there's always UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist, I wonder why?[/p][/quote]Same sh1t different day Jim271, we mustn't upset the immigrant invaders.God forbid if they got so upset that they decided to go back where they came from.What would the politicians do then without all their votes?Then again there's always UKIP. boltonnut
  • Score: 20

8:32pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Rupert T Bear says...

Taking a look at that 'photo-fit' I'd be checking out the local circus. He looks like a clown who couldn't apply his makeup properly!
Taking a look at that 'photo-fit' I'd be checking out the local circus. He looks like a clown who couldn't apply his makeup properly! Rupert T Bear
  • Score: 7

10:54pm Thu 27 Mar 14

boydell says...

Jim271 wrote:
Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist,

I wonder why?
The reason why no comments are allowed is because it is an ongoing case, and trial by media is not allowed in case it would predjudice the case and the attacker would get off on a technicality. If and when he is sentenced then people will be able to comment......so I've been led to believe.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Comments no longer allowed for the suspected Immigrant rapist, I wonder why?[/p][/quote]The reason why no comments are allowed is because it is an ongoing case, and trial by media is not allowed in case it would predjudice the case and the attacker would get off on a technicality. If and when he is sentenced then people will be able to comment......so I've been led to believe. boydell
  • Score: 0

1:11am Fri 28 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

He was not attacked and stabbed for his mobile phone, he was attacked and then stabbed because he resisted and then they took whatever he had.
It screams eastern European but we are not allowed to say that on here for fear of being banned.
He was not attacked and stabbed for his mobile phone, he was attacked and then stabbed because he resisted and then they took whatever he had. It screams eastern European but we are not allowed to say that on here for fear of being banned. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 6

1:56am Fri 28 Mar 14

BoltonLancs says...

Never thought I'd say this, but sometimes I'm glad I live in Farnworth.!! Just wish it was a few Bolton councilors and MPs who got a taste of their own policies, not the innocent folk.
Never thought I'd say this, but sometimes I'm glad I live in Farnworth.!! Just wish it was a few Bolton councilors and MPs who got a taste of their own policies, not the innocent folk. BoltonLancs
  • Score: 7

8:26am Fri 28 Mar 14

Gore Seer says...

This Type Of Crime Has Been Happening All Over Great Britain, Teachers Being Stabbed, More Serious Crime Being Silence,Crime Is Out Of Control, I Was Burgled At 20 To Midnight One Friday, Police Responded 9 O Clock Saturday Morning, It Took 9 Hours For Police To Attend Then A Fortnight Latter Burgled Again. Moor News On Birds Getting Killed.
This Type Of Crime Has Been Happening All Over Great Britain, Teachers Being Stabbed, More Serious Crime Being Silence,Crime Is Out Of Control, I Was Burgled At 20 To Midnight One Friday, Police Responded 9 O Clock Saturday Morning, It Took 9 Hours For Police To Attend Then A Fortnight Latter Burgled Again. Moor News On Birds Getting Killed. Gore Seer
  • Score: 3

10:35am Sat 29 Mar 14

Johnny357 says...

Cheeseware wrote:
Breaking news for something that happened over a month ago
Things are not always as they seem. This 'victim' is a convicted thief himself, who has probably been responsible for loads of house break ins in our local area. Has anyone asked why he was down the mop on that night. Yes things in our neighbourhood are getting worse but he is far from being an innocent victim. Probably off out sizing up some poor innocent persons home whilst they were out. That's justice for you. The courts don't do anything about it, but seems like this time someone else did.
[quote][p][bold]Cheeseware[/bold] wrote: Breaking news for something that happened over a month ago[/p][/quote]Things are not always as they seem. This 'victim' is a convicted thief himself, who has probably been responsible for loads of house break ins in our local area. Has anyone asked why he was down the mop on that night. Yes things in our neighbourhood are getting worse but he is far from being an innocent victim. Probably off out sizing up some poor innocent persons home whilst they were out. That's justice for you. The courts don't do anything about it, but seems like this time someone else did. Johnny357
  • Score: 1

9:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

asptec says...

Jim271 wrote:
Man just been charged with pulling a gun out in a pub on Halliwell Road

A male with another Beautiful British Name.

Bolton Council be ashamed Halliwell is now officially a Ghetto and it's down to you.
No it's not, it's down to the scrotes who do the acts
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Man just been charged with pulling a gun out in a pub on Halliwell Road A male with another Beautiful British Name. Bolton Council be ashamed Halliwell is now officially a Ghetto and it's down to you.[/p][/quote]No it's not, it's down to the scrotes who do the acts asptec
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Mon 7 Apr 14

jojogreengolf says...

My son was robbed of his mobile phone by a gang of asian youths at the Valley - Astley Bridge, last year on his way to work at Virgin Active. Police were pathetic and did nothing dispite my protests. They pulled a knife out and threatened him with it before they ran away. Police said it wasnt robbery (even though it was) and did nothing to catch them. I warned the police that this would keep happenning because they are getting away with it. We have learned that several people have suffered the same as him since. These people need catching and throwing in jail!
My son was robbed of his mobile phone by a gang of asian youths at the Valley - Astley Bridge, last year on his way to work at Virgin Active. Police were pathetic and did nothing dispite my protests. They pulled a knife out and threatened him with it before they ran away. Police said it wasnt robbery (even though it was) and did nothing to catch them. I warned the police that this would keep happenning because they are getting away with it. We have learned that several people have suffered the same as him since. These people need catching and throwing in jail! jojogreengolf
  • Score: 0

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