Police are appealing for information after a man suffered a broken leg in an assault in Nelson.
The incident occurred at around 5-40am on Saturday when the 38-year-old victim was sitting on a bench near to the pond in Victoria Park in Carr Road.
The man was approached by a couple who asked to borrow his phone. The pair walked off before returning a short time later. They kicked and punched the victim and then ran off with his phone.
As well as a broken leg, police said the victim also sustained a chipped tooth in the attack. The offenders are described as a man and woman, both Asian, aged in their twenties and were dressed in dark clothing.
DC Shazia Sadiq of East CID said: “This attack has left the victim with some nasty injuries and I would urge anyone who has any information about what happened to contact us. If anyone saw a couple matching the description given in the area around the time of the attack I would urge them to get in touch.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference EG1604038.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.