POLICE are hunting for four teenagers after a man was "rugby tackled to the floor" on his way home from work.

The man was walking in Stourport Road, near the junction of Goldthorn Road, at around 12.35am this morning (Friday) when he was grabbed and tackled to the floor by another male.

The male punched him in the face and demanded money from him, before walking off towards the rifle range with three friends - all thought to be aged around 17 years old.

A passing taxi driver stopped to help the man and took him to hospital. The victim suffered a dislocated knee and fractured elbow.

Inspector Jacob Wright, of West Mercia Police, said: "The suspect and his three friends walked off towards the rifle range - none of whom stopped to help.

"This is absolutely mindless violence. The attempted robbery offence has been recorded and enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible who will be arrested.

"Someone will know who was involved."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting crime number 14s, or email jacob.wright@westmercia.pnn.police.uk.