A PENSIONER was knocked unconscious by two teenagers in Burnley.

The 71-year-old man was crossing Tedder Avenue, close to Sycamore Avenue when he was attacked at around 5pm on Friday, October 4.

Police said the two boys approached him and assaulted him, causing him to fall over.

The man suffered significant face injuries and lost conciousness.

The boys ran away and the victim was helped by a passerby.

The offenders are both described as white and in possession of a black mountain bike.

One of them is described as being in his mid-teens, around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, with short, fair hair and wearing a grey hooded top.

The second boy is described as being aged between 12 and 14 years old, of average height, slim build, with short, dark hair and wearing a black, hooded top.

PC David Greenwood said: "We would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or who was in the area and saw the boys.

"Alternatively you may think you know who the boys are and might be able to provide us with names.

"If you have any information that could help with our enquiries we would ask you to contact us as soon as possible."

Anybody with information is asked to ring 101, quoting log number 1075 of October 4th, or email 3661@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.