POLICE are appealing for information after a man was punched, kicked and robbed.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was approached by two men as he walked along a cycle path that runs through Lower Castle Park, adjacent to Wells Road at about 7.15pm on Wednesday 27 March.

The man ran off after one of the suspects swore at him.

They chased him, punched and kicked him, and demanded money.

It is believed they stole his mobile phone.

The first suspect was described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, and about 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall. He wore a dark, hooded jumper.

The second suspect was described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5ft 7ins tall, of average build and wore a light-coloured top.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Hannah Richardson said: “The victim was chased by two men, who caught up with him and repeatedly punched and kicked him while demanding money.

“During the incident the victim put his mobile phone on the floor. It could not be found after the incident and is believed to have been stolen.

“I am looking to identify anyone who saw or heard any part of the incident or noticed two men acting suspiciously in the area at the time.”

“I am particularly keen to speak to a cyclist who was in the area at the time. He was described as white, aged in his 50s and rode a small foldable bike.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference 42/48999/19 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.