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Man Headbutted in Mobile Phone Robbery

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 16th October 2013

A man has been headbutted and kicked to the ground in Looe.

Officers tell us a fight broke out after the 28 year old took a photo of a minibus near a group of youths.

His mobile was snatched on Fore Street last Tuesday night.

A police spokesperson said: "The victim, a 28-year-old local man, was stood in Fore Street at around 9.30pm on Tuesday 8 October when he noticed a minbus with its horn being sounded outside the Presto Pasty Shop.

"There were also a number of other men stood by the mini bus near to the Schooner Gift shop. Believing they were acting suspiciously, the victim approached the mini bus and took a photograph of the bus registration.

"A verbal altercation ensued and a suspect tried to grab the victim's mobile phone from him. He then headbutted the victim.

"The victim tried to retreat but the suspect came back at him again and punched him to the left side of his head. The offender then kicked the victim in the ribs this caused the victim to fall to the ground, dropping his mobile phone.

"The suspect then grabbed the victim's cider and mobile phone drove off.

"A 20-year-old man from Middlesborough has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail until November.

"Police are requesting witnesses to this assault to please come forward. The victim estimates there were approximately 10 men with the white Ford Transit mini bus, registration Y108LBB.  He describes them all as being with Birmingham accents."

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