POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Hemsworth.
A 23-year-old man was walking down Kirkby Road, close to the junction with Bush Street, when he was assaulted by at least two men, who tried to steal his mobile phone.
The men were disturbed by a local resident and are believed to have made off in an old style green coloured BMW towards Tesco.
The first suspect was an Asian male, approximately 20 years old, 5ft 5 inches tall, of medium build with short dark hair. He was wearing a grey short sleeved t-shirt.
The second was a white male, in his early 20s, 5ft 8 inches tall and of slender build. He was wearing a mid blue coloured t-shirt.
The incident happened at 11.45pm on Tuesday, October 4.
Anyone with information should call Wakefield CID on 01924 293210.