Victim claims he was struck by a traffic cone in Forest Gate robbery

A 30-year-old man was struck over the head during a robbery in Upton Lane this morning. Picture: Mub

A 30-year-old man was struck over the head during a robbery in Upton Lane this morning. Picture: Mubin Haq - Credit: Archant

A 30-year-old man who was robbed in the early hours of this morning claims he was hit over the head with a traffic cone.

The man was reportedly struck during the robbery which took place at 12.30am on Upton Lane near the junction with Gower Road in Forest Gate.

Three men are alleged to have taken the victim’s wallet and phone.

No arrests have been made with enquiries continuing.

The victim has been discharged from hospital.


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Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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