Man hit with iron bar in Huddersfield street robbery
Jan 4 2010 by Nick Lavigueur, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A MAN was hospitalised with head injuries following a vicious street robbery in Huddersfield.
The 42-year-old man was struck twice with an iron bar by two hooded youths.
He suffered a deep wound to his right ear, a swollen face and a broken finger after he was attacked by two masked and hooded teenagers on New Year’s Day.
The man was assaulted when he refused to hand over personal items after the teenagers demanded them as he walked along Newsome Road South at 4.10pm.
Detective Constable Russ Conlon, from Huddersfield CID, said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on this chap who was walking back home from town.
“If you saw anything or recognise the descriptions then please get in touch.”
Police believe that the two teenage robbers began to leave after making their demands.
But they spotted the victim making an attempt to call the police, so they returned and snatched a Siemens mobile phone from his hands before running off in the direction of Berry Brow.
The injured victim was kept in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary overnight for observations before being allowed home.
Police are now looking for the two suspects, who are described as white males, roughly 15-years-old, wearing dark clothing and scarves across their faces – one of which was bright green.
One was 5ft 10ins, slim and young looking while the other was 5ft 8ins and of medium build.
Contact Huddersfield CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.