An elderly man was attacked by three youths after withdrawing money from the TSB cash machine on Broadway in Nelson on Sunday.
The incident was reported to police at 7-30pm after the man had taken out some cash and was then making his way home.
Three youths followed him near Railway Street and attacked him from behind, kicking and punching him.
Neighbours heard the commotion and chased away the youths.
Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information call 101 and quote log 1293 2nd August.