Man attacked by would-be robber armed with hammer in Gorleston

PUBLISHED: 10:57 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:04 16 January 2013

A MAN was struck on the head by a would-be robber armed with a claw hammer as he walked through Gorleston.

The victim had got off a bus at Bradwell and walked along the bus stop, past a kebab shop and into Crab Lane when he noticed a man following him.

He continued walking and was near Jasmine Green and an allotments, around two or three feet in front of the man, when he felt a blow to the back of his head.

The attacker then confronted him and demanded his phone. The victim refused and fled the scene. The offender was holding a claw hammer in his right hand.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened between 11.20pm and 11.30pm on Thursday, January 10.

Anyone with information should call DC David Cushway at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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