Lincoln robbery death victim named as Michael Broxholme

Michael Broxholme Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Michael Broxholme was pushed to the ground and robbed of £70

Police have named a 69-year-old man who died in hospital after being robbed in Lincoln.

Michael Broxholme was pushed to the ground and robbed of his wallet near garages leading to Hermit Street, where he lived.

He was robbed of about £70 at about 17:30 BST on Friday and died in hospital on Saturday evening.

His attacker was described as being aged about 30, of slim build, about 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a dark jacket.

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Image caption The attack happened close to garages in Hermit Street

He was also thought to be wearing light-coloured tracksuit bottoms.

Ch Insp Phil Vickers said these kinds of deaths are the exception and urged witnesses to contact Lincolnshire Police.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out on Mr Broxholme's body but further tests were needed, he said.

It is not yet possible to determine if the injuries he sustained in the robbery were linked to his death, Ch Insp Vickers added.

Two men, aged 20 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail pending further enquiries.

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