DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following two robberies in Hambleton in the early hours of this morning (Friday, August 16).

The first robbery happened at around 12.15am, as a man was walking home from the Three Tuns pub in Market Place in Thirsk when he was approached by a group of people on Hambleton Place.

One of the group punched him the face and stole his black iPhone 4.

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The second robbery happened at about 1.30am (Friday, August 16) on Valley Road, near the Jolly Minister pub in Northallerton.

A 22-year-old Northallerton man, was attacked by at least one man, who was with a group of five or six others. He suffered facial bruising and a suspected broken nose which was treated at the Friarage Hospital.

They stole a Samsung mobile phone from him and a sandy coloured sleeveless jacket.

Arrests have been made in connection with the incidents.

Anyone who can help to progress this investigation should contact Northallerton CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for Lee Allenby.

Alternatively information can be emailed to