Four men attacked a man with poles whilst stealing a number of mobile phones after meeting up to buy them in Milton Keynes.

The man who had his phones stolen followed the individual and jumped into the boot of the man’s car as it sped off.

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The car then stopped and the man who stole the phones, along with three other men got out and attacked the man.

He was hit with poles from two of the attackers sustaining bruises to his body that required hospital treatment.

The man who is in his thirties has since been discharged.

The incident happened at around midday on May 18 in The Croft and the car involved is described as “a hatchback with an Irish number plate.”

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Susan Russell, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has information about what happened, to please come forward.

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“I’d also ask anyone with dash-cam footage or door-bell footage that may have captured the incident or the vehicle involved, to please report this to police.

“Anyone with information can make a report online, quoting reference 43210214127 or by calling 101.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”