Blind man robbed in street

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POLICE are appealing for help after a blind man had his bag stolen from him in the street.

The incident happened in the Burley area between 9am and 10am on Tuesday.

The victim, who was using a white stick, was approached by a young man with a local accent who put his hand on his shoulder and said: “Give us your money”.

A second person then went through his pockets which were empty.

They then stole a plastic bag he was carrying, which contained personal papers.

The victim was said to be “shocked and disgusted” by the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about who was involved is asked to contact PC 3465 Luke Farrand at Belle Vue via the non-emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.