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A traumatised law student has joined the swelling ranks of those mugged for their mobiles after being relieved of his phone in a mob-handed anserine attack, The Sun reports.

Four geese set about Sam Rozati, 23, as he walked past their nest in Colchester. During the brutal attack they "pecked so hard he dropped his phone", allowing one of the gang to make off into the undergrowth with the device. A shaken Rozati recalled: "They flew over and started biting my hand until I dropped the phone. I had to move away for my safety."

The victim was later unable to locate his phone since it was set on silent. He lamented: "I'd never been mugged by anyone before, but now I've been mugged by geese. I go the long way round to go home now."

The nationality of the geese is not noted, but our source at The Daily Mail confided that they were "probably of Romanian gypsy origin". ®

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