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Gang wearing 'Guy Fawkes' masks rob man in Birkenshaw Bottoms Park

The victim was attacked and had his phone stolen in the robbery on Halloween

Guy Fawkes mask similar to the one worn by robbers at an incident near Gomersal

Thugs donning Guy Fawkes masks attacked and robbed a man in a park on Halloween.

Police revealed that the victim was sat on a park bench with two friends at Birkenshaw Bottoms Park, off Moor Lane, Birkenshaw, when they were approached by the five-strong gang. All were wearing masks similar to those worn by the group Anonymous.

As he stood up to leave the man was attacked and fell before his phone – a black Samsung Galaxy S6 with a black and white case – was stolen.

The victim sustained grazing and bruises in the robbery, which happened between 9.15pm and 9.45pm.

PC Jack Hodges, of Huddersfield CID, appealed for anyone offered a similar mobile phone or who knows of anyone who has recently got one to call police on 101 quoting reference number 13160543044.

In unrelated investigations, police would like to speak to the people pictured in the image gallery below. The people pictured in the images may be witnesses as well as suspects. If you recognise anyone, contact police on 101 quoting the reference number on the image caption.

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