Man in Star Wars costume attacked

A man dressed as Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi was badly beaten and had his replica lightsaber sci-fi weapon stolen in Leeds early on New Year's Day.

The 37-year-old suffered a broken rib and serious bruising to his back after four Asian youths set upon him on Queen’s Road in the Hyde Park area of the city. The lightsaber – a Master Replica FX – costs more than 100.

The police have appealed for any witnesses to the attack to come forward.