A man has suffered ‘life changing’ neck injuries after falling awkwardly as he tried to jump over an eight foot fence to run away from a gang of robbers in a Sheffield park.
The man, aged 24, was in Mount Pleasant Park, off Abbeydale Road, with two other men, when police said they were approached by a gang of six Asian males who stole a phone from them.
As the victim tried to run away he attempted to climb over a fence, but one of the robbers grabbed him and he fell backwards, landing on his neck.
He was taken to hospital, where he remains, following the incident at 4.30am on Sunday, August 24.
Details have only just been released by South Yorkshire Police.
A force spokeswoman said: “A group of three men entered Mount Pleasant Park via an 8ft high fence.
“Once in the park they were approached by a group of around six Asian men who stole a phone from the three men.
“The victim tried to run away and attempt to climb over an 8ft fence to get out of the park. One of the men grabbed the victim as he climbed the fence, and he fell backwards and landed on his neck.
“He was taken to hospital and is receiving treatment for life-changing neck injuries.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.