Man attacked and robbed at Downham Market station

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A 53-year-old man was hit on the head and knocked to the ground during a robbery at Downham’s railway station, police revealed today.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward in connection with the incident, which happened at around 8pm on Monday, December 21.

Det Con David Bishop, of British Transport Police, said: “The victim was hit on the head from behind, and knocked to the floor.

“His attacker then stole his jacket containing his wallet and mobile phone.”

The victim is believed to have boarded a train to Lynn, where he reported the incident before being taken to hospital for treatment to a head wound.

Det Con Bishop said: “Fortunately, violent crime such as this is rare on the rail network, but it is obviously important that we find the person responsible.

“We believe the robber may have been accompanied by another person, but we need witnesses to come forward so we can build an accurate picture of events.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about it, is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.