A 40-year-old man was attacked whilst walking his dog along a path by Hazelgrove allotments in Saltburn on Monday evening,
As he bent down to remove his dog's lead, close to the children's wildlife garden area and the railway line, he was struck on the head with what is believed to be a large stick. He received three blows and was knocked to the ground.
It’s believed his attacker was with others. They rifled through his pockets as he lay on the ground and took his mobile phone. However, they discarded the phone on the ground before making off.
His attacker is described as male, 6ft 4ins to 6ft 5ins tall, thin build, wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and with the word 'Nike' across the chest, a baseball cap underneath the hood, dark adidas tracksuit bottoms tucked into his socks and white Nike Airmax trainers.
Police are appealing for information about the attempted robbery that took place at about 9.30pm on Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andrew Simpson of Saltburn Police Station on 01642 302626 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.