Witness appeal man robbed at Castleford railway station

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed at Castleford railway station.

A 33-year-old man from Leeds was walking across the car park at the station at around 12am on Saturday, November 23 when he was approached by three men.

One of the men grabbed him by the arm, claiming he had a knife he demanded the victim hand over his wallet and mobile phone.

Fearing for his safety the victim handed over his wallet and phone and the three men then ran off into the station underpass in the direction of Beancroft Road.

Det Con Jacqui Wilson, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: “The men also took a black carrier bag full of clothes which this victim was carrying.

“Fortunately incidents such as this are very rare in this area, however I would urge anyone who may have been at Castleford rail station around lunchtime two weeks ago today to contact us; you may have seen or heard something which could prove vital to our investigation.

“This must have been a very scary incident for the victim who has been left understandably, extremely shaken.”

The men have been described as all white and approximately 20-years-old.

One of the men wore a plain black baseball cap and a black padded jacket with the words Japan written in orange on the left shoulder.

A distinctive red and white large check long sleeve shirt was worn by another man.

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or 61016 quoting background log NEA/B1 of 06/12/2013.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.