Man robbed at Bedford’s Castle Mound

Police on the beat

A man was robbed of his cash at Bedford’s Castle Mound on Sunday morning (12 May) after being threatened with what is thought to have been a knife.

The victim was assaulted by another man at Castle Mound between 1am and 3am in the morning. He had £40 in cash stolen from him.

The offender is described as a white man in his 30s, of slim build, wearing a grey tracksuit with a black coat and a black backpack. It is thought he may have had a Manchester accent.

Detective Constable Tracey Litchfield, investigating, said: “Although this took place in the early hours of the morning, the victim remembers a number of people being on Castle Mound, as he shouted to try and get their attention.

Therefore, I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who saw the assault take place, and can give me any information about who is responsible.”

If you have any information or witnessed the assault, please call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 40/26882/19.

You can also use their online reporting system at, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.