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Man In Wheelchair Robbed At Knifepoint In Durham

December 23, 2015

Durham Police have revealed details of a shocking robbery, in which a man in a wheelchair had a knife held to his throat.

The victim, a keen photographer, was on the banks of the riverside in Durham City near to Durham Rowing Club, adjacent to South Street, on Monday 14th December. . He was using a camera to take pictures from his wheelchair, which he has to use due to mobility issues following a stroke.

He was moving to his next point of interest when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.

This person then reached around the neck of the victim, held a knife to his throat and demanded his phone and wallet.

He then took the phone and escaped along the riverbanks towards Durham city centre.

“If you know of a man matching the brief description, possibly living rough please get in touch. Or if you happened to be in that area last Monday and saw anything suspicious or unusual. This type of incident is very rare in Durham and the victim has understandably been left very shaken. Please call police on 101 if you have information which may help.

– PC Chris Anderson, Durham Police
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