A one-legged Geraldton man is on trial after being accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a teenage pizza delivery driver more than a year ago. Malcolm Lesley Knock stood trial in the Geraldton District Court this week after pleading not guilty to one count of assault with intent to rob following the August 2020 incident. The court was told the 16-year-old victim had just finished a pizza delivery in Rangeway and was on his way back to the Domino’s store when his moped was forced off the road by a burgundy-coloured car. He became pinned under the bike and a man started kicking his body and head, which was protected by a helmet. The court was shown images of scratches and bruising the teen sustained during the assault, but he did not require hospital treatment. Jury members heard from several witnesses , including a woman who saw the car and recorded its registration number for police. The State prosecutor told the court the car was later found to be registered to Mr Knock, with one witness identifying the man as the offender in a line-up of nine photos. Now 18 years old, the victim told the trial the man who attacked him demanded he hand over his money and only stopped the assault when he learned how young the teen was. “I said ‘please stop, I am only 16,’ and he immediately stopped,” he said. “I was in extreme pain and I was crying.” The victim said his attacker then helped him lift up his bike and started patting the teen’s back, telling him he “would be perfectly fine”. The teen said he did not get a good look at the offender at the time, but said he did know it was a man who looked to be in his mid-40s, was cleanshaven and wearing a singlet and shorts. In her opening address, the defence counsel told the court Mr Knock has an “artificial leg from the knee down”, which would make it difficult for him to have carried out the assault as described. “The assault is not disputed. . . but they have got the wrong man,” she said. The trial continues.