The incident occurred on Saturday 25 May at around 7:50pm as the victim was cycling through Sutherland Memorial Park on his way to Sainsbury’s, Clay Lane.
As he entered the park from Burpham lane he saw a group of four males, one of whom said, “Oi you, stop! What’s in your bag.” The victim was assaulted without warning by a second male and sustained a large cut to his face.
The second male then went on to steal the victim’s mobile phone and bag.
The first suspect is described as a white male of slim build, around 5 foot 11 inches tall, about 20 years old, clean shaven with short brown hair and a slightly tanned complexion.
The second suspect is described as a white male of medium build, around 5 foot 11 inches tall, about 22 years old with short blonde hair and was wearing a white tank top with a thin gold chain.
Police are appealing for witnesses and if you can help, please contact us on 101, quoting incident reference PR/45190054509. You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/