Man attacked by gang while walking through Doncaster

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A gang of four subjected a man to a terrifying attack and left him bleeding in the street in Doncaster.

The 28-year-old Balby man was walking alone, away from Doncaster town centre, when he was attacked by four men at 1.30am on Tuesday, June 16.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “He was near to the entrance of the subway underpass, opposite the Shell service station, in Balby Road, when four men walked past him.

“One of them reportedly shouted to him and hit him to the face. They demanded his mobile phone, but he refused.

“The victim suffered facial injuries and bled during the attack, so it’s a possibility the offenders had blood on them.

“The men, who were white men in dark clothing, then walked off along Cleveland Street, towards the town centre.”

The one who assaulted the victim is described as being in his early twenties, or possibly younger, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with short, mousey-brown hair. He wore a dark-coloured tracksuit top, which had white stripes down the arms.

Witnesses, or anyone with information about the identity of the attackers, should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 57 of 16 June 2015.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.