Police appeal for moped theft witnesses

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery outside of the Out Of Town Inn on Butterley Hill, Ripley.

At around 22.40pm a male wearing a balaclava approached the victim who was starting up his moped outside the pub when the man allegedly hit the man on the side of the head, while verbally threatening him.

As the victim stepped off his moped during the altercation a second man then arrived and drove away on the moped.

Both men fled the scene although the moped was found the next day in bushes on Barnes Wallis Memorial Park, Moseley Street.

If you witnessed the offence, saw anything suspicious or have any information please contact the police on 101.