TWO teenagers attacked a man who refused to hand over his rucksack after they targeted him on a busy York street.

The assault, which left the 43-year-old victim needing hospital treatment for an ear injury, happened at about 5.30pm yesterday on Colliergate.

North Yorkshire Police said the man, who is from York, was assaulted by two teenage boys who demanded the contents of his rucksack, but he managed to get away from the scene. Pc Gareth Vaughan of York Police said: "Due to the fact this incident happened in broad daylight in a busy area of the city, it is believed a number of people may have seen what happened."

Anybody with information should phone Pc Vaughan or York Police on 101 or email They can also phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.