Rings stolen off Greater Manchester allergy man's hand

A man who went out to get fresh air after suffering an anaphylactic shock had his rings stolen from his fingers by robbers who knocked him unconscious.

The 37-year-old had taken medication for an allergic reaction and went for a walk in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, at 0100 GMT on 24 January.

Police said he was resting on a wall on Tatton Drive when two men approached.

He was hit over the head and passed out. As he came round, one of the robbers was removing both of his rings.

The pair, who also stole the man's Storm watch and cash, walked off towards Low Bank Road.

'Appalling act'

The rings were both gold. One was set with diamonds and the other had a peacock design embossed on it.

Police said the man regularly suffered from severe allergic reactions, the cause of which had not been discovered.

Pc Kathryn Allen said: "To steal rings from a man's fingers is an appalling act and if anyone knows these low-life thieves or saw what happened please call the police."

The first robber was described as black, aged about 23, 5ft 11ins tall, of athletic build with short black hair.

The second was described as white, about the same height and age, of slimmer build with short fair hair and an earring in his left ear.

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