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Detectives have released CCTV images of a group of men they would like to trace after a student was subjected to a violent robbery at a tram stop at the Forest Recreation Ground.
A team of officers are determined to catch those responsible and are calling on the public’s help to identify the men in the CCTV images who could assist them with their inquiries.
The incident happened at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 20 September in Noel Street, next to the tram stop at the Forest Recreation Ground.
A group of men approached a group of students who were waiting for their tram ride into the city centre to enjoy a social event.
Their behaviour was described as “hostile.” As the tram approached, they have grabbed one of the students, aged 19, and put him in a headlock and punched him in the eye.
They have then taken his mobile phone.
The student group have managed to escape and board a tram. The offenders have then attempted to force the doors open but have been unsuccessful.
The 19-year-old student sustained a black eye.
Detective Constable Colin Kirkup, who is investigating the incident, said:
“This level of intimidation and violence is completely unacceptable, and we are determined to catch those responsible and ensure they are brought to justice.
“This group of students just wanted to get into the city centre to enjoy a night out with friends. Instead, they were subjected to a nasty attack where one of the group had his mobile phone stolen.
“We have carried out extensive CCTV inquiries since the incident occurred to try and track where these offenders have gone after the attack. Their last known location was Gregory Boulevard.
“We have also spoken to a number of witnesses who saw what happened.
“While we have not yet caught those responsible we won’t give up until we have the offenders in custody. These are clearly nasty individuals who need to be stopped.
“We have released a number of CCTV images of people who could help us with our inquiries and we hope the public will recognise them.
“We urge anyone who recognises the men on these pictures to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“If you are the men on these pictures then we would also urge you to get in touch with us immediately.”
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident number 0673 of 20 September, 2023 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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