A MAN needed who was robbed after he took money out of a cashpoint machine needed hospital treatment.

The victim, who is in his 50s and uses a walking stick, was struck from behind and knocked to the ground during the attack.

He suffered cuts, swelling and grazing to his face.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Baker Street, Weston-super-Mare, at about 1am on Friday, April 30.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said he had withdrawn cash from a machine in Alexandra Parade and was followed as he walked home.

The spokesperson added: "In Baker Street he was struck from behind and knocked to the floor.

"When he tried to walk away he was struck again and his wallet taken from his jacket.

"Thankfully the money he had withdrawn was not in his wallet, but his bank card was."

The offender is described as a clean shaven, white man in his late 20s, about 5ft 10ins (1.7m) tall and slim with short fair hair.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit top, blue jeans and trainers.

A woman asked the suspect to leave the man alone and helped him to his feet.

She was white, in her 30s, with black hair in a bun and wore a dark-coloured clothing.

If you witnessed the robbery, have dashcam or CCTV footage which could help, or any other information call 101 quoting reference 5221093003.

You can alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via its anonymous online form.