Police are appealing for witnesses after man was struck over the head and his wallet and cash stolen.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery of a man at Seven Brethren Bank in Barnstaple.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Monday, August 29.

The 64-year-old man was standing on the bank of the River Taw near the North Devon Leisure Centre, when he was struck on the head.

His wallet, containing cash, was removed by an unknown assailant.

The victim sustained a number of minor injuries as a result of being knocked to the ground and is currently recovering at home.

Detective Constable Terry Hodgson, of Barnstaple CID, said: “The robbery occurred during the early evening of a bank holiday and I am confident that a number of people were in the area at the time and could provide information to identify the suspect.

“The victim was unable to provide us with a description.

“I would ask anyone who has knowledge of this incident to contact me at Barnstaple police station.”

Witnesses can contact Devon and Cornwall Police by email at 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting log 324 of September 1, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.