Witnesses sought following violent robbery on Bedford footbridge

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A man needed hospital treatment after being violently robbed by three men on a footbridge near Midland Road.

At around 11.15pm on Saturday (5 September) the victim was walking from Bedford town centre towards Queens Park.

Whilst on the footbridge between Midland Road and Ford End Road, he was approached by three offenders.

One of the offenders punched the victim, causing him to fall and the group then assaulted him as he lay on the ground.

The offenders then stole the victim’s phone, a quantity of cash and cigarettes, before running towards the Queens Park area.

The first offender is described as in his 20s, white, approximately 5’4”, with light brown hair and wearing a long sleeved orange top and dark trousers.

The second offender is described as also in his 20s, white, approximately 5’4”, with black hair and wearing a black puffa coat and black trousers.

The third offender is described as white, approximately 5’8” and wearing a black coat and black trousers.

The victim sustained serious injuries which required hospital treatment.

Investigation officer, Julia Hinson, from Bedfordshire Police’s Crime Investigation Team, said, “This was a violent and unprovoked attack on an unsuspecting victim.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, or if they saw the men described around the time of the incident.”

If you have any information about the incident or saw these men in the area, please report it online or by calling 101.

In case of an emergency or if a crime is still in progress, always call 999.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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