A 54-YEAR-OLD man was hit over the head with a bottle and robbed of his mobile phone, keys and wallet in a street attack.
The vicious mugging, which resulted in the victim being treated for a serious cut to his eye, happened at around 10pm when the man was walking down the footpath at the rear of the Le Choix Bar on Rouse Mill Lane and Soothill Lane in Batley last Wednesday .
As he walked down the path the victim passed two men who were drinking from glass bottles.
After passing the men, the victim took out his mobile phone to call a friend that he was due to meet.
It was then that the man was struck to the back of the head with a bottle and assaulted by the two men he had just passed.
The man was knocked to the ground and searched by the suspects who stole his belt, phone, wallet and keys.
The victim received a serious cut to his eye and was treated in hospital.
The suspects are two white men in their late teens, of medium build and around 5ft 9ins tall.
Both had local accents with one of the men having shoulder-length hair and a short fringe.
In a separate incident the previous day a 16-year-old school boy was robbed of his mobile phone while walking home from school in Mirfield.
The incident happened at Ings Grove Park with a friend when the pair were approached by a man who asked to borrow the 16-year-old’s mobile phone.
The 16-year-old said that he didn’t have any credit on his phone and tried to walk away but was stopped by the suspect who grabbed and threatened the boy.
The suspect grabbed the boy’s mobile phone and ran off.
He was described as white, in his late teens, of slim build and around 5ft 8ins tall. He had long brown hair to the middle of his neck and was wearing a brown or dark coloured hooded top with the hood up.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Mick Cummings at Huddersfield CID via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.