UPDATED: Police issue CCTV snap of man who could be a vicious robber

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ROBBERS viciously attacked a man in the street while he was carrying Christmas presents home.

Officers are urging anyone who recognises the man in the image - taken at 9.26pm on Monday, December 20 - to call them. He is pictured coming out of the pedestrian tunnel at Station Road, Grantham, and heading towards Queen Street where the attack took place.

The 27-year-old victim was walking along Queen Street when he was drawn into a conversation with another man before being attacked from behind.

The victim sustained injuries to his head in what police are calling a “totally unprovoked attack”. The victim was then taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

Det Insp Keith Blakey of Lincolnshire Police said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on a young man walking home from a family visit, the victim is extremely shocked.”

The victim was robbed of two Christmas presents wrapped in red paper, two Christmas cards, a mobile phone and some cigarettes.

Police are looking to trace two men seen in Station Road in connection with these incidents - one was seen kicking a car at around 9pm.

The two men are described as around 25-years-old.

The man pictured was wearing a plain grey top with a Nike tick on the right breast pocket with the words Nike and Air Max.

There were two pockets to the front of the top and a zip to the front done up to chest height. He wore matching tracksuit bottoms, same colour and material. Officers would like to speak to anyone who is able to identify the clothing described.

Det Insp Blakey said: “We would particularly like to identify the two men seen on Station Road and would like the public’s help.

“Has anyone seen them? Do you know them?

“We don’t know at this stage if the two men seen are involved but they might hold vital information or have witnessed something so we would like to speak to them urgently.”

Detectives also want to hear from anyone who lives in the Grantham area who was given or was sold a Manchester United or Liverpool key ring and badge or a Samsung Toco Lite mobile phone shortly after December 20.

Anyone with any information should contact Grantham Police Station on 0300 111 0300, quoting incident number 386 of December 20, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.