Stranger beats up couple on high street

Police are hunting a thug who beat up a man and woman for no apparent reason, in the centre of Wath.

The victims – a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman – were close to the bus stops in Montgomery Square when they were approached by an unknown man, at about 8.20pm on Saturday, April 2.

The man insulted the pair – both from Mexborough – before launching into them, punching the man several times and pushing the woman to the ground.

Both victims sustained minor cuts and bruising. The thug then jumped on an X220 bus heading toward Barnsley.

He is described as a white male in his early 20s, about 5ft 9in tall, slim build with dark short hair.

He was wearing blue jeans and a light, zipped hooded top and a light coloured beanie style hat.

Police want witnesses to the attack, or bus passengers who saw the offender, to contact them.

If you can help, call South Yorkshire Police on: 01142 202020, quoting reference C/31856/2011; or call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.