A MAN was dragged outside his home and attacked by a gang.
The 25-year-old victim answered a knock at the door of his flat in White Rose Avenue, Dalton, at 10.30pm on Saturday.
A woman was standing outside and she asked him for a cigarette.
Two men then ran to the door, demanded cash and threatened the man.
When he said he did not have any, he was pulled outside and the two men set upon him.
They were joined by three more men. The gang then held him down and searched him.
The attackers then fled empty-handed.
The woman and two of the men are white.
The other three men were described as African-Caribbeans.
Anyone with information should phone Det Sgt Dave Campbell on 01484 436582.