Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault and attempted robbery on the Trans-Pennine Way near to the cut through onto James Reckitt Avenue in Hull.
On 4th June at around 9am a man who was walking along the track was stopped by a stranger who asked for a light. Once the man’s hands were in his pockets to reach for the light the stranger punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground. He then attempted to rob him of his mobile phone and money.
A member of the public came onto the track on a bike and the suspect ran off in the direction of Chamberlain Road. The victim, a 37 year-old man, suffered fractures to his eye socket in the incident.
The suspect is described as white, around 6’ 2”, mid 20’s tall of average build and of scruffy appearance, he was clean shaven and had short brown hair. He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a cream hooded jacket.
If you saw anything suspicious that morning or can help with enquiries please call 101 quoting log 518 05/06/18 or ref 16/60457/18.