Chadderton Shop Worker Almost Loses Finger

22 April 2013, 14:21

A Chadderton shop worker almost lost a finger after he was attacked by a robber with a samurai sword.

The 22-year-old had to have part of the finger stitched back on after he was cut while raising his hands to protect himself.

The victim, who's recovering in hospital, was working in the S and P convenience store on Coalshaw Green Road when he was attacked at about 935pm on Saturday.

Two men, one armed with a hunting knife, the other carrying a Samurai sword, stole cash and a necklace from another member of staff.

Watch CCTV footage of the attack below:

Detective Constable Richard Whiting said: "This was a violent and reckless robbery carried out by three young men who were out of control.

"The injury that one of the men suffered to his finger was horrific, yet it is fortunate that nobody was more seriously hurt, such was the threat that came with these dangerous weapons.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the offenders entering or leaving the shop to call us, and we also ask that anyone who may have information about this offence to call us.

"Robberies of this nature are rare and we are determined to catch the people responsible."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8825, 0161 856 4553 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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