Muggers knocked man to the floor

A MAN was knocked to the floor by violent muggers as he walked home.

The 25-year-old victim was on Jepson Lane in Elland at 4.30am yesterday when a Peugeot 206 pulled up alongside him.

The people inside asked him for a cigarette but when he said no, they got out, knocked him to the floor and took his mobile phone.

They also tried to take his wallet before driving off.

Police later followed a Peugeot 206, which then crashed in Northgate in Elland town centre

Officers arrested three people from inside the car – two aged 17 and one aged 18 – on suspicion of robbery and aggravated vehicle taking.

They were being questioned yesterday.

Anyone who witnessed the mugging or crash, or has information that could help the police’s investigation, should call Calderdale CID on 0845 6060606.

Witnesses can also call CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.