A 33-YEAR-OLD man was beaten up in a vicious street mugging.
He was crossing a bridge between Colne Road and Damside Road, Huddersfield, at 12.45am yesterday when he was stopped by a man who asked for a cigarette.
The victim said he did not have one and carried on walking, but the man then suddenly attacked him.
He was hit around the head, dragged off the bridge and thrown to the ground.
The thug then kicked him several times on the head, chest, legs and hands.
The thief searched through the man's pockets and stole his mobile phone before escaping towards the town centre.
He was African-Caribbean, aged 26 or 27 and about 6ft tall with a deep voice.
He wore a black hooded bomber jacket which was zipped up, a light- coloured scarf and dark jeans.
He also wore a gold ring - possibly a sovereign - on his wedding finger.
Anyone with information should phone Pc Mick Hanson at Huddersfield CID's robbery team on 01484 436582.