A MAN was kicked in the head during a "frightening" robbery that took place in Wareham.

The victim, who was sitting with two friends on a bench in North Street near the Saxon roundabout, was targeted by a gang of seven men aged in their late teens or early 20s.

Without saying a word, one of the group kicked the victim to the side of the head.

The attack took place at 9.10pm on Wednesday.

Then the others punched and kicked him, before taking his wallet which contained £10, his bank card and a navy medal that belonged to his father.

Detective Constable George Graham, of Dorset Police, said: "This must have been a frightening ordeal for the victim and we are carrying out a full investigation to identify the offenders."

The men, who wore dark grey tracksuits and dark hooded tops to cover their faces, ran off towards the railway station.

The victim, aged in his 20s, did not require hospital treatment.

Police describe the main suspect who first kicked the victim as black, around 18-years-old, tall, slim build, with short black hair.

He was wearing a light blue Puffa-style jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Call Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190085143.