Man dragged into ginnel, punched and robbed in daylight street attack

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A MAN was dragged into a ginnel and punched before being robbed in broad daylight.

The man was walking along a street close to a park at the junction of Bradbury Street and Lee Road in Dewsbury when the attacker grabbed his arm and dragged him into a ginnel.

The attacker demanded money and a phone but was refused and punched the victim and dragged him to the ground.

The suspect took a small amount of money from the man’s pocket before the victim ran away over open fields.

He was chased for a short distance by the suspect, who is described as a white male, aged in his 30s, 5ft 9 in tall and of slim build.

He was wearing a white hoody with blue jeans.

Detective constable Andy Clayton, of Kirklees CID, said: “This attack happened in broad daylight and left the victim very shaken and distressed.

“We would like to hear from anyone who might be able to help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information about the incident, which took place on Thursday, January 8, between 1.30pm and 2pm, should call Kirklees CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.