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Officers in Cheltenham are appealing for information to help identify a man who was the victim of an attempted robbery last night, Thursday 7 July.
At around 9.45pm, an officer who was on patrol spotted a man who was acting suspiciously on St Georges Street.
He attempted to stop the man but he tried to run away and a scuffle ensued in which he elbowed the officer in the face.
The man was detained and the officer was alerted to an attempted robbery which had taken place on the Lower High Street.
Officers spoke to those in the area and established that someone had attempted to steal an unknown man's bicycle before running away.
The 29-year-old, who is from Cheltenham, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault causing actual bodily harm. He remains in custody at this time.
The victim had already left the scene of the incident and officers are now working to identify him and establish what happened.
He was described as being in his late teens or 20s, had tanned skin and brown hair with a blonde fringe.
The victim was riding a black bicycle and had a brown/grey coloured dog with him.
He was wearing a white t-shirt, black hoodie, black shorts with reflective patches, leggings underneath and black Nike trainers with white soles.
He had a black Adidas branded rucksack and was wearing Apple Airpod style headphones.
Investigating officers are asking the victim or anyone who knows him to please come forward.
Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 521 of 7 July: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/
Alternatively you can call police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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