Man punched before theft

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A GAINSBOROUGH man was assaulted before having his phone stolen while he was walking down Lea Road.

A 34-year-old local man on was walking along Lea Road at about 2.45pm on Thursday 3rd March when a man approached him, punched him and took his mobile phone.

Police have since arrested a 42-year-old local man in connection. The suspect has been questioned and released on police bail until Tuesday 22nd March.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police by calling 0300 111 0300.

Alternately, you can also give information anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.