York & North Yorkshire

Man attacked and robbed of wages in York

A man was stamped on, kicked in the head and robbed of his wages as he walked home from work in York.

The 46-year-old was on Lower Priory Street at about 0230 GMT on Sunday when he was punched on the back of the head and knocked to the ground.

Two men then attacked him, leaving him needing surgery for a broken ankle at York District Hospital and stole a mobile phone and his wages.

Police said it was a "cowardly attack" and have appealed for witnesses.

Det Con John Phillips, of York CID, said: "This was a cowardly attack on a man who didn't have the opportunity to defend himself.

"It has left him with a serious injury to his ankle which needed surgery to repair.

"I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or noticed any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Lower Priory Street in the early hours of Sunday morning."

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