Detectives in Dunstable are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted and robbed in the town last weekend.
The incident happened between the hours of 8.50pm and 10pm on Sunday 9 June as the victim was walking along an alleyway which runs off Saxon Close.
He was subsequently attacked from behind by the offender and knocked unconscious.
The victim suffered serious bruising and swelling to his face, as well as loosing a tooth in the attack.
Detective Constable Jo Bosson, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information should contact DC Bosson, in confidence, on 01582 394441, or get in touch with Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.