18th November 2019

Appeal for witnesses after man in his fifties injured in Taunton robbery

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man in his fifties was robbed in Taunton.

The incident was only reported to police on Sunday 23 September and the victim cannot remember the exact date but believes it was within the past month.

The man told officers he had been drinking and was sitting on a bench in Victoria Park during the hours of darkness when he was struck in the head and had his wallet and phone taken by a group of six or seven people.

He attended Musgrove Park Hospital for treatment to a minor head injury.

The wallet contained an amount of foreign currency, and police are keen to hear from anyone who has had Philippine Pesos offered for exchange.

If you witnessed the incident or have any other information which could help visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or call 101 quoting reference 5218213683.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.