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Robbery victim thrown into Kidderminster canal
2:45pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in Local
A MAN involved in an altercation outside a Kidderminster nightclub was chased to a towpath where he was robbed and then thrown into a canal.
The incident began outside Tribe nightclub, Green Street, at about 3am on Sunday.
Two groups, totalling about 10 men, were in confrontation outside the nightclub and that led to one of the groups being chased from the scene by the other along Dixon Street, New Road and then through Tesco car park to the canal towpath.
A man in his early 20s was assaulted on the towpath by one of the group that had been chasing him and his friends. He was punched in the face and had his iPhone 4, worth £250, stolen before he was thrown into the canal.
Det Con Mark Wilding said: “It would appear one of the other members of the chasing group had an attack of conscience and pulled the man out of the water.
“The victim did not require medical attention but it almost goes without saying the consequences could have been a lot more serious.
“The offender is described as in his early 20s, of mixed race, about 5ft 11ins in height, with black hair and of medium build. He was wearing blue jeans and a grey jumper.
“We also want to identify the others and would ask anyone who witnessed any part of this incident or knows who was involved to contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call Det Con Wilding at Kidderminster CID on 101, quoting incident reference 139-S-300912, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.