Man hospitalised after violent street robbery

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A MAN punched and stamped on during a daytime street robbery was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 31-year-old man was walking from Burnley College in Holme Road at 1pm on Thursday, March 28th, when he was asked for the time by an Asian man standing in front of the subway near Pendle Way.

He was then hit over the head from behind by another men before the pair punched and kicked him on the ground. They ran off with his Sony mobile phone, leather laptop bag, passport and bank cards.

The victim was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with a fractured cheekbone and head injuries, where he is now described as stable.

The offenders were described as being aged 16-20. One was described as being 6ft. tall, of medium build and wearing a black zip-up Adidas hooded top with light blue piping down the arms.

The second man was described as being of slim build and wearing a grey hooded top.

Police said one of the offenders may have sustained an eye injury in the attack.

Anyone with information should call Burnley Police on 472140 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.