A metal pole was used in an attempted robbery in the Langley Street underpass last night.
A man, 21, was leaving the underpass at about 8.05pm when two teenagers approached him from behind and put a metal pole over his head and across his neck.
They demanded property but the victim managed to push them away and ran from the scene.
As he left one of the would-be robbers hit him across the leg with the iron bar, causing bruising.
Both offenders are described as black men between 15 and 17 years old and one was carrying a metal pole.
Det Con Catherine Layton said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw the two offenders loitering in the underpass to speak to officers as they may have further information that could help identify them.”
Call Det Con Layton on 01582 394442 or 101 with information.