Luton assault

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in Luton.

The incident took place on Saturday at 5.20am as the victim was walking through Manor Park on his way to work.

He was approached by three men and asked if he had a cigarette.

When he said no, two of the men grabbed him and pinned him to the floor while the third threatened him with a knife before stealing a packet of cigarettes. The group then fled.

Investigating officer Det Con Lucy Arnold is keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the attack or who may have information about the offenders.

The one armed with a knife is described as white, 20 to 25 years years old, about 6ft tall and wearing a black puffa jacket and black jeans.

> Contact Dec Con Arnold in confidence on 01582 394285, non-emergency number 101 or text information to 07786 200011.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.