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Police name man who died after Lincoln robbery

Lincolnshire Police have named the elderly man who died after he was attacked and robbed on a street in Lincoln.

He was Michael Broxholme, 69, of Hermit Street in Lincoln.

Michael sadly died in hospital two days after the incident. Photo: Lincolnshire Police
Michael sadly died in hospital two days after the incident. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

As previously reported, Michael Broxholme died on Saturday, June 28 at Lincoln County Hospital after the incident on Friday, June 27, when he was pushed to the ground and robbed of his wallet.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm by the garages leading to Hermit Street off Portland Street.

Michael Broxholme, who was robbed of his wallet near Hermit Street. Photo: Lincolnshire Police
Michael Broxholme, who was robbed of his wallet near Hermit Street. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

A post mortem examination has been carried out, but further tests are needed to establish the exact cause of his death.

Police have increased their presence in the area and said they are taking a range of measures to reassure residents.

Anyone with information on this incident, or saw any suspicious activity in the area, should call Lincolnshire police or 101, quoting incident number 328 of June 27.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.