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Arrests made in connection with two attacks on men with learning difficulties in Hyde.
Thursday 4th June 2015 @ 16:23 by Anna Fletcher

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Arrests have been made after two men with learning difficulties were attacked and robbed in Hyde in two separate incidents.

On Sunday 24th May just after 11.30pm a 40-year-old man was travelling on the 330 bus from Bredbury. He got off at Market Street and was followed by a group of four to six youths who attacked him from behind stealing his rucksack.

Now four boys aged 13,14 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and they all remain in police custody for questioning.

The second attack happened on Saturday 30th May when the 21-year-old victim was walking home along Manchester Road after a night out with friends.

As he walked close to the Aldi store he was approached by a group of people who attacked him and stole his mobile phone.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody for questioning.

According to police the two incidents are not linked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.