Man punched and robbed on towpath

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A man was punched in the face and robbed as he walked along a canal towpath in Long Eaton, police have said.

At about 1.55pm on Thursday March 21 the 24-year-old was walking along the path off Tamworth Road when he was approached by a man.

He demanded belongings from the victim and then grabbed his top and punched him.

Items were handed over to the offender, who walked away when someone from the nearby fire station came to help.

The offender was in his early 20s, around 5ft 9ins, slim with short dark hair.

Call 101 with information.