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Police appeal for witnesses following robbery in Hoglands Park Southampton

Officers investigating a robbery that took place in Southampton in the early hours of this morning (24 September) are appealing for witnesses.

At approximately 12.35am this morning, Friday, 24 September, a group of six people were in Hoglands Park, near to the skate park and toilet block when they were approached by a man who demanded they hand over their belongings whilst threatening them with a knife.

The man stole two wallets from people in the group before running off towards Kingsway, heading north.

No-one was injured.

The man is described as being black and wearing a grey hoody.

Were you in the area at around the time of the incident? Did you witness anything? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously?

Anyone with any information, no matter how small it may seem, should contact police on 101 or online at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ quoting 44210383727.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ .

Officers will be carrying out increased patrols in the area. If you have any concerns or information, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of them.