Thief stole mobile phone from man knocked unconscious in Sheffield city centre

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A man knocked unconscious in an attack in Sheffield had his mobile phone stolen as he lay slumped on the ground.

The 25-year-old was assaulted outside Tank nightclub in Arundel Gate in Sheffield city centre.

CCTV footage revealed that as the victim lay unconscious a member of the public walked over, seemingly to help.

But officers who viewed the footage said the ‘Good Samaritan’ then stole the victim’s mobile phone.

Police believe the thief was not involved in the initial attack.

The victim, from Derbyshire, regained consciousness one minute after the attack and was taken to hospital to be checked over before being discharged shortly after.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a 25-year-old man was the victim of a theft and an assault in Sheffield.

“Two unknown offenders reportedly assaulted the victim, from Derbyshire, outside of the Tank nightclub in Arundel Gate.

“CCTV footage viewed by officers shows the victim lying unconscious on the floor following the incident when another member of the public appears to go over and help him.

“The alleged offender then steals the victim’s mobile phone before walking off.

“Officers have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to talk to in connection with the theft of the phone.

“The man is described as wearing a dark top and is standing next to the man wearing a white shirt in the picture.

“The man police believe is responsible for stealing the victim’s phone is not linked to the initial assault.”