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Man attacked and robbed by biker gang in North Lanarkshire

A man suffered a head injury when he was assaulted and robbed by a man on a quad bike with two accomplices.

The 40-year-old victim was walking on a cycle path near Plains, North Lanarkshire, when he was attacked.

The shaven-headed biker was carrying a passenger, while a third attacker was riding a dirt bike.

Police described the assault, which happened between 21:30 and 22:00 on Thursday, as "very nasty".

The man on the quad bike was aged between 25 and 30, wearing a dark black or purple jumper and trainers. His passenger was wearing all black.

The man on the dirt bike was slim, about 5ft 11in tall, aged between 20 and 25, wearing a navy hooded top and trainers.

'Noise nuisance'

Det Sgt John Magilton appealed to the local community in Plains and Caldercruix for assistance.

"This was a very nasty incident, which left the victim with a head injury, which required medical attention," he said.

"There were several members of the public on the cycle track just before and after the robbery took place.

"It is possible that people may have inadvertently witnessed the suspects in the local area that night, especially as the vehicles they were on would have caused a particular noise nuisance.

"I would urge anyone with information to contact police."

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