Between about 7pm and 8pm, the victim, a 30-year-old man, was walking from Sapley Square, passed the Golden Knight pub, heading towards Cotton Court when he was approached by a group of about five to seven men who asked him for a cigarette. After telling them he didnt smoke, one of the group shouted at him before he was struck to the side of his head, causing him to lose consciousness for a short period of time. A spokesman for the force said: This was an unprovoked attack which has left the victim very shaken thankfully he was not seriously injured. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack or who knows who is responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 651 of March 24.