A MAN was struck on the back of the head and "assaulted repeatedly" in a Kidderminster alleyway.

Police are hunting for two men after a man in his 20s was attacked during an attempted robbery in the Spennells area of Kidderminster on Sunday, May 17.

The victim, who is from Kidderminster, had just walked past the two men in an alleyway between Warbler Place and Dunlin Drive at around 9.15pm when he was hit on the head from behind.

The attackers then assaulted the man repeatedly and tried to pull his rucksack off him as he lay on the ground.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “The victim was able to keep hold of his bag and they eventually ran off in the direction of the mini roundabout at Dunlin Drive."

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Both suspects are described as white and were wearing full dark grey Adidas tracksuits with their hoods up.

They were both aged in their late teens or early 20s, were around six feet tall and of medium build.

One of the men had a thick silver wedding band-style ring on his right ring finger.

A police spokesman said: "Anyone with any information about this unprovoked and violent attack is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0781s.”

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.