Syringe threat in attempted Middlesbrough robbery

A man was threatened with a syringe during an attempted robbery in Middlesbrough.

The 31-year-old was with his 16-month-old daughter on the footpath leading from Ladgate Lane on Wednesday morning when he was confronted by two men.

One produced a syringe and demanded he emptied his pockets, but both fled empty handed when he kicked at them.

The pair are described as being in their late teens or early twenties and wore hooded tops.

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