POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Bridgwater in which the victim was knocked unconscious.

A 34-year-old man had just left the Sainsbury’s store at around 8.30pm on Wednesday (30/4) and was walking along a footpath leading onto a zebra crossing in Bristol Road, when he was attacked by two men.

He was punched to the ground and knocked unconscious for a short time. The offenders stole his cash and iPhone.

Investigating officer Det Con Rachel Pople said: “While the victim was on the ground, he was approached by an elderly man who had been asked by a passing motorist to check on his welfare, as they had just seen the assault happen.

“I would like this elderly man and the motorist to come forward as they may have information which could greatly help our inquiry.

“The victim suffered bruising and swelling to his face, as well as bruising to his ribs, and attended hospital the following day.

“The first offender is described as mixed race, 5ft 4ins, of skinny build, with long black scruffy hair. He was wearing a grey t-shirt and brown tracksuit bottoms.

“The second offender was also mixed race, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with receding light brown hair. He was wearing a red top with a grey stripe on one side and cream coloured flip flops or sandals.

“I would also like to speak to anyone who saw people matching these descriptions in the area of the incident.”

If you can help, please call Det Con Rachel Pople at Bridgwater CID via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote reference 43431/14.