A MAN has been hospitalised after being attacked and robbed by a group of youths at a Clackmannanshire golf course.

The 51-year-old male was walking his dog on Braehead Golf Course, in Cambus, when he came across around 15 youths at around 8pm on Saturday, September 26.

While at the fifth tee, some of the youngsters made verbal threats towards him, before some of them then attacked him and stole his wallet.

The man suffered injuries to his head and back, and was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital by emergency services. His dog was not harmed.

Detective Sergeant Gillian Rennie said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man out walking his dog and it is simply unacceptable.

“I know that not all the youths present took part in this attack, but I would ask them to consider if this was their father, brother or other relative, would you want people to say nothing?

“I am urging anyone with information to contact us. Perhaps you have heard people talking about it, do you know any of the youths? Any small piece of information could lead us to identifying those responsible for this attack.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Stirling Police Station, quoting incident number 3645 of September 26.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.