WISBECH: Man struck over head with mallet as he cycled through the town

PUBLISHED: 13:08 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:35 02 June 2010

A MAN was struck over the head with a wooden mallet as he rode along a road in Wisbech.

The 27-year-old victim fell from his bike and was threatened by the man who demanded money and a mobile phone.

He said he didn t have any on him and a passing couple a

A MAN was struck over the head with a wooden mallet as he rode along a road in Wisbech.

The 27-year-old victim fell from his bike and was threatened by the man who demanded money and a mobile phone.

He said he didn't have any on him and a passing couple also disturbed the attacker, who fled from the scene in Eastfield Way, in the direction of De Havilland Road.

The victim suffered a serious injury to his head but managed to alert a security guard at a nearby business and police were called. The guard went back to the scene of the incident but the man's bike, a blue Apollo, had gone.

The victim was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital following the attack, which happened at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, and later discharged.

The robber is described as white, 6ft 1in, with short fair hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

DC Emily Clarke, who is investigating, said: "This was a vicious attack which left the victim with a serious, but not life threatening, injury to his head.

"I am particularly keen to speak to the couple who passed by while the attack took place or anyone else who was in the area at the time."

Anyone with information should contact DC Clarke, at Wisbech CIP, on 0845 456 4564, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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