Victim left with multiple injuries after robbery

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A man was attacked in Priory Memorial Gardens at the weekend. - Credit: Harry Rutter/Archant

A man has been attacked and had his backpack stolen in Royston's Priory Memorial Gardens.

Detectives investigating the robbery - which took place on Sunday morning between 2am and 2.45am - are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was talking to a group of teenagers - near the bandstand - when he was approached from behind by a group of unknown people, who assaulted him and stole his backpack. Both groups then ran off.

Det Con Rebecca Robinson, from the North Herts Local Crime Unit, said: “The victim was left with multiple injuries to his face, ribs and thumb as a result of the attack.

“Our enquiries are continuing at this time to trace the offenders and we are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or who may have seen a group of teenagers in the area around the time, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to please email You can also report information online at, speak to an operator in the force communications room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/62773/21.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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