Man threatened with knife in Castleford robbery

A man was threatened with a knife in an attempted robbery in Castleford.

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 12:25 pm

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said they had been called at around 9.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, February 25) to reports of an attempted robbery close to Carlton Street.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was approached by the suspect, who threatened him with a knife and asked for money.

The victim fled the scene and the suspect left in the opposite direction.

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A man was threatened with a knife in an attempted robbery in Castleford. Photo: Google Maps

It is understood the incident took place under Tickle Cock Bridge, which passes under the railway lines in the town centre.

Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

Anyone with any information on the attack is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 or using their live chat facility, quoting crime reference number 13200100930.

A man was threatened with a knife in an attempted robbery in Castleford.