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Did you witness a robbery on Silkin Lane in Telford on Monday?

Police appealing for witnesses

It happened at around 5.20am on Monday, 31 December on Silkin Way close to the Chapel Lane and Aqueduct Road area of Telford.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking along Silkin Way in the direction of Stirchley when he was approached by two men.

The men assaulted the victim, causing him to fall to the floor.

The victim is believed to have lost consciousness and was discovered by passers-by, who alerted the emergency services. He sustained injuries to his head and was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been released.

Following the incident, the victim discovered that his mobile phone, cash and a set of keys had been taken.

Two males from Telford have been arrested in connection with this incident and have since been released on police bail.

Detective Constable Ian Benjamin from West Mercia Police said: "This was a particularly nasty incident that left the victim both injured and understandably shaken. Enquiries are currently ongoing but I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was in the area at the time to please get in touch."

Anyone with any information or who may have seen something suspicious in the area at the time is asked to contact Detective Constable Benjamin on 101 ask for ext 5901, quoting incident 96s of 31 December 2018. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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