Man robbed of £5 after attack in Cranleigh

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed in Cranleigh High Street on Saturday morning.

A member of staff at Celebration Cakes had just arrived for work at 6am when he was approached by the suspect outside the bakery. The suspect asked the 49-year-old for money, before attacking him, dragging him to the ground and kicking him several times in the head. The victim handed over a £5 note and the suspect made off. The victim was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where he received stitches for a cut to his head.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s and was wearing a dark hooded top.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dan Chant said: “The victim was violently assaulted by a man he didn’t know and was an unprovoked attack on someone just trying to get to their place of work. I would like to speak to anybody who witnessed the incident and anyone who saw any men acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence.”

If you have any information, please contact DC Chant at Guildford police station on 0845 125 2222, quoting crime reference number WV/11/1025 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.