Doncaster cyclist may hold clues to violent robbery

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A cyclist has been urged to get in touch with South Yorkshire Police as he or she may have witnessed a violent robbery in Doncaster.

At around 4.20am on Saturday, 28 September a 20-year-old man was punched in the face outside The Priory bar in Bradford Row.

His assailant is described as a white man, aged between 19 and 21 years old and 6ft 3ins tall, with a stocky build.

He had mousy brown hair and was wearing a dark-coloured T-shirt and jeans. That offender was then joined by two other men, who are described as being of a similar age.

The victim and his friend were then followed through Doncaster town centre by the three men.

While on St George’s Bridge at 4.30am, the men caught up with the victim and his friend, and punched and kicked the 20-year-old man to the floor.

A member of the public riding a bicycle then disturbed the offenders, who ran off in the direction of HMP Marshgate.

The victim, who had cash and his mobile phone taken during the attack, was treated in hospital for facial injuries.

The cyclist – or anyone else who may hold information - should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 232 of 28 September. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.