Junior doctor mugged on his way home from Manchester Royal Infirmary
They even stole his stethoscope
A 25-year-old was attacked by four men at 1.40am on Conyngham Road.
He was returning home from a shift on Tuesday at Manchester Royal Infirmary when the men stole his rucksack.
Two men approached him from in front, and two from behind, as he walked past Dalton Ellis Hall.
After taking his phone, wallet and rucksack, he was hit on the side of his head, which broke his glasses, before being thrown to the ground.
One of the men demanded his pin numbers while another repeatedly stamped on his head.
The young doctor heard one of the men say “What are you doing? We’ve got his stuff, let’s go” before they ran towards Denison Road.
He walked home and then called himself an ambulance.
The victim described the main offender as between 16 and 20-years-old, about 5ft 8in, slim to medium build with short, fair hair. He is said to have been wearing a grey hoody and black hooded coat.
Detective Constable Rick Anderton told the M.E.N: “This was a vicious robbery which has left a young doctor incredibly shaken, but luckily not seriously injured.
“This man spent many hours dedicating himself to improving people’s lives, only to be attacked and robbed as he was making his way home.
“They stole his rucksack, wallet and phone, but significantly his stethoscope was also taken, which was black and had the initials ‘HMS’ on the side.
“I would ask that anyone who may have seen these men in the area at the time, or perhaps saw them running away after the attack, to contact police.
“Perhaps the men have also attempted to sell on the stethoscope, which is worth almost £200, so I would ask that any pawnbrokers who have come across such an item also call police.”
Emma, second year at RNCM, lives right beside where this incident occurred. She told The Tab: “This horrible incident has made me realise that walking around Manchester late at night on your own can be very dangerous and should be avoided if possible.
“It is a horrible and scary incident to happen so close to where I, and many other young students and families, live. I will try and walk around in groups as much as possible from now on.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 1911 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.