Victim describes brutal Bretton robbery which left him knocked out cold

Scott Chester (22) at the scene of an assault on him at North Bretton EMN-150818-233001009
Scott Chester (22) at the scene of an assault on him at North Bretton EMN-150818-233001009
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A man was knocked out cold in a brutal street robbery which saw him hit on the head and punched and kicked while he was on the floor.

Scott Chester (22) from Maxey, was walking along the footpath close to AMF Bowling in Sturrock Way at about 5.30pm on Friday, August 7 when he was attacked by a number of men.

Scott Chester (22) at the scene of an assault on him at North Bretton EMN-150818-233019009

Scott Chester (22) at the scene of an assault on him at North Bretton EMN-150818-233019009

The men crept up behind unsuspecting Scott, launching a surprise attack before running off with a chain necklace and his wallet.

Now Scott said he is always looking behind him for fear of being attacked again.

He said: “I was just walking along the path on my own, when I was hit on the back of my head.

“I don’t know whether I was punched, or a weapon was used, but I fell to the floor.

This chain was stolen in the robbery

This chain was stolen in the robbery

“Then I remember being punched and kicked. One was kicking me in the ribs, another was punching me in the face.

“I don’t know how many of them there were, or what they looked like.

“The next thing I remember was waking up on the floor, and going to pick my phone up, which was on the floor next to me.

“I think I blacked out. I don’t know how long I was out for, but they had gone when I looked around.”

Scott Chester (22) at the scene of an assault on him at North Bretton EMN-150818-233105009

Scott Chester (22) at the scene of an assault on him at North Bretton EMN-150818-233105009

Scott said he checked bushes around where he was attacked, and realised his wallet, containing £560 - which he had just withdrawn from the bank to put towards a car - had gone, along with the necklace.

He said: “I went to my dad’s house in Bretton, and then to hospital.

“I had a lot of bruising, especially around my face and ribs. I had two big black eyes.

“Now when I am out on my own I always keep checking behind me, to see if anyone is following me.

“I don’t know what I would say to people who know who the attackers were. I just want my stuff back.”

The wallet is described as cream and blueish green with a New York skyline design on it. The necklace is gold plated.

Detective Constable Fran Scott said: “I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the chain taken from the victim, or been offered it for sale.

“Thankfully the victim did not sustain any lasting injuries, however this was a horrific ordeal for him and those responsible should be brought to justice.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.