Police are appealing for information after a milkman was assaulted in an attempted robbery in Barton this morning.
It happened at around 4am when the victim noticed what is described as a dark Mercedes Benz acting suspiciously on Marygate in the village.
The four male occupants exited the car and began to punch and kick the victim in an attempt to get his phone, before leaving the scene in the same vehicle without the phone.
The man who was attacked did not sustain any injuries.
Officers are appealing to anyone with information that could assist the investigation to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
In particular, they would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has CCTV or dash-cam footage which may have captured anything.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12200040872 when providing any information.