Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery early this morning, Thursday, January 10, in the area of Emlyn Street, Barrow.

The victim, a 54-year-old local man, is reported to have been approached from behind by up to three unidentified suspects between 2am and 2.30am.

The victim was knocked to the floor and cash taken from his wallet. He sustained a significant eye-injury treated at the scene by attending paramedics. 


"Inquiries are ongoing in and around the vicinity of the scene an open mind is being kept as to whether this was a random or targeted assault," said Detective Sergeant Mike Wallace from South Cumbria Crime & Safeguarding Team.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 11 of 10th January 2019 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.