A man was beaten unconscious and robbed by a gang of teenagers on Christmas Day.
Police said the victim, a 46-year-old local man, left the Cavern pub on Springfield Street in Morecambe at 7pm.
As he walked down Albert Road he was attacked by a group of four or five teenagers who knocked him to the floor and beat him unconscious.
The man received a broken nose and a black eye and was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.
The attackers stole a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone.
Detective Con Trevor Walker, of Lancaster CID, said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked assault and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the assault or who saw a group of young men in the Albert Road area to get in touch. I would also appeal to anyone who has any information to contact us.”
Anyone who can assist the inquiry should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0699 of December 25 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.