A man suffered serious facial injuries during an unprovoked attack in Marsden.
Police have today released details of the attempted robbery in Peel Street which happened between 9.30pm and 11pm last Friday to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
A 36-year-old man was approached by a gang of three men and demands were made for his money and mobile phone while a fourth suspect approached him from behind.
The victim refused and was assaulted causing a number of injuries including a fractured left eye socket and cheekbone.
He also suffered a chipped tooth, cuts to his face and significant bruising to his face, arms and shoulders.
Det Con Richard Brooke from Kirklees Robbery Team said: “This unprovoked attack took place just outside the village centre, near the local park. I am certain someone will have seen something that may help identify those responsible.
“The four suspects have approached the victim as he made his way home and caused him a number of injuries before making off. Someone may have seen the group of suspects in the area before or after the assault or may have seen the incident unfold.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or who can identify the suspects to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.”
The first suspect is white, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 9ins tall of average build with short hair. The second suspect is mixed-race, aged 20 to 30, 6ft 1ins tall, of slim build and short shaved hair. Two white men were also involved.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information should contact Det Con Brooke at the Kirklees Robbery Team via 101, or by calling Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.