Wisbech 'gang' sought after spate of assaults and thefts

People walking alone at night in a Cambridgeshire town have been told to be "vigilant" after a spate of assaults and thefts by a group of men.

Five people have had their mobile phones and wallets taken in the past month, in Wisbech.

All the victims have been approached by a group of men, described as white and "having foreign accents", police said.

They said they "could not definitely link" the crimes at this stage but were increasing patrols in the town centre.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said the incidents in Church Gardens, Lynn Road, Townsend Road, Dehavilland Road and Elm Road were all "similar".

The attacks happened when the victim was alone, between 22:00 BST and midnight, close to the town centre and town park.

The offenders are described as white, 6ft tall, of stocky build and wearing dark clothing.

Urging people to stick to well-lit areas, Det Sgt Matt Swash said: "At this stage we cannot say all the incidents are definitely linked but they have similarities and happened in locations which are fairly close, so we remain open-minded."

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