Police probe street attack

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A MAN and woman were left with cuts and bruising after they were attacked by a stranger who began verbally abusing the pair before punching one and knocking the other to the ground.

The 23-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, from Mexborough, were near the bus stops in Montgomery Square, Wath, Rotherham, when they were attacked.

Police said the offender was last seen jumping onto an X220 bus heading to Barnsley.

He was white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 9ins tall, slim, with dark short hair.

He was wearing blue jeans, a light, zipped hooded top and a light beanie style hat.

Witnesses to the attack or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote reference C/31856/201.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111.