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The cyclist was set upon by a group of youths in Edinburgh who pushed him from his bike and pulled his takeaway delivery bag from his back.
The 22-year-old was then assaulted by two teenage boys, causing a head injury.
He was taken to hospital for treatment.
The attack happened in the Meadows at about 9.30pm on Friday as the victim was cycling along Middle Meadow Walk.
Both suspects are white and aged 14 or 15.
One is of slim build and was wearing a green jacket with the hood up and a scarf over his mouth.
The other is of medium build with short, dark hair and was wearing a black jacket.
Detective Inspector Kevin Harkins said: “This was an unprovoked and senseless attacked which has left the victim understandably very shaken.
“The victim was approached by a group of youths and the area was busy with pedestrians and passing traffic. I would ask anyone who witnessed what happened to contact us as soon as possible.
“Similarly, anyone who can help us identify those responsible, or has any other information relevant to our investigations, is ask to come forward and contact officers.”
Police can be contacted on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.