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Plymouth attack pair rob disabled man for £10

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Image caption Police are hunting two men who attacked the man in Mannamead Road on 28 January

A 42-year-old disabled man has been left injured and shaken after being robbed in the street for £10.

The victim, who uses a walking stick, was punched in the chest and knocked unconscious during the "cowardly" attack.

Police are hunting two men who attacked him in Mannamead Road, Plymouth, at 10:45 GMT on 28 January.

He was approached by the two men who demanded cash and rifled through his pockets.

When he hit one of them with his stick, he was punched in the chest and knocked unconscious as he fell to the ground.

The victim was treated by paramedics and is now recovering at home.

Det Con Helen Batten said: "This was a cowardly attack on a man with a disability for a small sum of money. The victim was left very shaken by this incident."

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One offender is described as white, in his mid-30s, with short mousy brown hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a navy blue top and blue jeans.

The second man is aged 20 to 30, about 5ft 4in tall, with a slight moustache and possibly bald. He was wearing a cream-coloured fleece and blue jeans.

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