Thief hits man in face with brick in Surrey park


A 21-year-old man was hit in the face with a brick during a "vicious robbery" in a Surrey park.

The victim suffered a fractured jaw and eye socket in the attack in the Goldsworth park area of Woking.

Surrey Police said the man, who was knocked unconscious by the blow to the side of his face, had cash and his mobile phone taken during the incident.

Detectives have just released details of the attack which they said was the latest in a spate of robberies.

'Callous offences'

Det Con Stuart Pittaway said: "This was a vicious robbery which resulted in the victim suffering serous injuries.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the offence or witnessed the three suspects in the lead up to the incident to contact Surrey Police."

The force said the main suspect was one of three men who were carrying wine bottles and shouted at the victim to empty his pockets before the attack on 2 November.

He is described as being white, in his 20s, of a medium build and about 5ft 11 to 6ft tall.

He was wearing blue jeans, a black hooded top and a black baseball cap. He is thought to have spoken with a Polish accent.

Surrey Police said a 22-year-old woman was punched and robbed of her purse in Guildford Road on 1 November and a 20-year-old man was robbed of his mobile phone in an alleyway which links Brewery Road and the Graylands estate on 31 October.

Acting Insp Dave Griffiths added: "Woking is generally a very safe place to live and work and we want to emphasise that incidents of this kind are normally very rare in our area.

"The fact that there has been three robberies in the town in the space of a few days is obviously of concern to us and we are doing all we can to bring the perpetrators of these callous offences to justice."

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