Man sustains puncture wound in Hatfield robbery

PUBLISHED: 14:11 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 04 August 2018

A man was walking along Hatfield's Alban Way behind De Havilland Close when he was robbed. Picture: Michael Boyton

A man was walking along Hatfield's Alban Way behind De Havilland Close when he was robbed. Picture: Michael Boyton

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A man who suffered a puncture wound when being robbed in Hatfield last night remains in hospital today.

The man, who is in his 50s, was walking along Alban Way behind De Havilland Close just after 9pm yesterday when he was approached by two men.

One of the men asked for a cigarette so the victim gave him one, and also let him use his lighter.

The second man then assaulted the victim before the first man took his cigarettes, lighter and a quantity of cash.

The men ran from the scene and the victim immediately attended Hatfield Police Station to make a report.

A Herts police spokeswoman said the victim’s puncture wound injury is believed to have been caused by a blade, and that the man is currently receiving treatment at Lister Hospital in Stevenage. His injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.

A scene guard was in place on Alban Way this morning while a forensic assessment was carried out, but this has now been completed.

If you were in the area around the time stated and saw two men running from the scene, or you have any further information that could assist officers, please call 101 quoting crime reference 41/24064/18. You can also report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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