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Appeal as man is struck by metal bar near Barkerend
9:00am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in which the victim was struck with a metal bar.
Police say he was knocked him to the ground. The assailant demanded a bag and continued to strike the man but he hung on to his property.
The robber then ran off empty-handed up a footpath towards Barkerend.
People helped the victim to his feet and called for an ambulance. He was treated in hospital for a head injury and then discharged.
The suspect is Asian, or of mixed race. He is over 6ft, of medium build and speaks with a local accent.
He was wearing a white or cream hooded top pulled up tightly around his face and possibly tracksuit bottoms or jeans. Call 101.