A pensioner was seriously hurt when he was set upon from behind by a thug as he walked home from the pub.
Detectives have launched a hunt to trace the culprit who attacked the 73-year-old in Goldthorpe.
The victim was in Market Street when the assault took place. He fell to the ground and suffered a serious neck injury. Nothing was stolen, police said.
The offender is described as a white man, in his 20s, with a slim face. He was wearing a three-quarter length khaki coloured army style coat.
The assault happened at around 11pm on Thursday, June 19, but police have only just released details.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Peter Naivalurua on 101 quoting incident number 108 of June 20.