Towpath mugging

Published: Thursday, 15 October 2009

A TEENAGER was mugged on the towpath of the Rochdale Canal at Todmorden on Tuesday and left very shaken.

The 16 years old boy was walking home at around 7pm  when he was accosted by a man who threatened him then demanded he empty his pockets, which he did.

The mugger made off with £5, the third similar occurrence on the towpath, which is worrying to the police who are seeking information of the man described as in his late 20's six feet tall with cropped dark hair.

He was wearing a dark top and dark tracksuit bottoms with three luminous orange stripes at the bottom.