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Pensioner knocked to the ground during robbery in Sheffield

A 70-year-old man from Sheffield reportedly had his wallet stolen during a robbery in the Manor Park area.

On Friday 16 September at about 11.40pm, the victim was walking along a footpath linking Manor Park Centre and Harborough Avenue when two men approached him.

One of the men is then said to have asked the man for money before punching him, knocking him to the ground and causing minor injuries to his face.

The victim was then subjected to a further assault by the two men before they stole his wallet and walked off towards the Manor Park Centre.

Both men are described as in their early 30s, white, and about 5ft 10ins tall. One is believed to have been wearing a white top, the other a black t-shirt with a motif on the front.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who has any information about what happened.


Man found unconscious at bottom of stairs in Sheffield street dies

A 28-year-old man who was found seriously injured at the bottom of concrete stairs in a Sheffield street has died in hospital.

An aerial view of Fitzalan Square Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Harrison Watkinson, was found at the stairs leading off Fitzalan Square towards Pond Street on Monday June 6, 2016. He was taken to hospital suffering serious head injuries. Police are treating his death as unexplained.

We have made various enquiries, followed up several leads and have spoken to a number of witnesses in an attempt to ascertain the exact circumstances of the incident.

I would still urge anyone who remembers being in the area at the time, to please come forward, even if you don’t believe you have any information, or you think the details you have may not be useful, it could prove to be vital to our investigation.”

– DC Michelle Walton, South Yorkshire Police

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault two days after the incident has been released.

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