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Man beaten unconcious in York


4:21pm 7th February 2011

A man's been beaten unconcious in a robbery in York.

The 46 year old was walking along Lower Priory Street on Sunday morning when he was attacked by two men.

One stamped on his ankle, causing a serious break.

The other man kicked him in the head, knocking him out.

When he came round is wages from work had been stolen along with his mobile phone.

Police are still hunting for the men who did this.

One of the offenders is described as white, in his mid to late 20s, with brown or ginger hair. He was wearing a grey-coloured sweater.

There is no description of the second man involved in the incident.

Police have been making enquiries in the area and are now appealing for members of the public to come forward with information.

Detective Constable John Phillips, of York CID, said:

"This was a cowardly attack on a man who didn't have the opportunity to defend himself. It has left him with a serious injuries to his ankle which needed surgery to repair.

"I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or noticed any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Lower Priory Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"The victim had walked up Micklegate, before turning into Lower Priory Street and I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen him before he was attacked."

Anyone with information that could help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact DC John Phillips, of York CID, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12110020294.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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