Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following the assault and robbery of a 32-year-old man in North Junction Street.
The incident occurred on Saturday, January 24 at around 7.30pm. The man was walking home towards Ocean Terminal he was struck to the head from behind.
He was temporarily lost consciousness and awoke to find his property was scattered around him. He realised he had been attacked and sought help from a local shop, who called the Scottish Ambulance Service.
He was taken for treatment at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and has been subsequently released.
Officers are especially keen to speak to any witnesses as the victim has very little memory of the attack.
Several items were taken from the victim, including his mobile phone and his black Nike jacket. He also suffered significant facial injuries, which may require further surgery.
Detective Constable Carole Sneddon said: “This was a vicious attack, which has left the victim with significant injuries.
“Due to the nature of the assault, the victim has very little knowledge of the incident, however it took place in a busy thoroughfare and several people may have seen the incident take place.
“We are eager to speak to anyone who may have information. Any witnesses can contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”