Police make three arrests after brutal robbery in Oldham

GMP logoPOLICE investigating a robbery in Oldham that left a man and a woman with broken ankles have made three arrests.

Shortly before 12.30am on Monday 4 July 2016, a 43-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, were walking down Huddersfield Road when they were approached by a group of youths.

Both were forced to the ground and assaulted by members of the group, which was made up of boys and girls, before their phones and money was taken from them before the youths fled the scene.

The victims were taken to hospital for treatment, with x-rays revealing that they both sustained broken ankles, upper body and head injuries with the woman requiring surgery.

A 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year old boy have been arrested on suspicion of personal robbery and remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Mark McDowall, of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “The man is recovering at home and the woman is still in hospital. They were lucky that their injuries were not even more serious.

“We would like to thank the public for their help with this appeal and would urge anybody that may have more information come forward.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 9063 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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