POLICE are looking for information after a man was attacked and robbed near Basingstoke train station.

On Tuesday, 19 February, at around 7pm, a 29-year-old man was approached by two young women asking to borrow money in the tunnel linking the front and back of Basingstoke train station.

After declining, the man carried on walking in the direction of Oakridge estate. He continued into an alleyway running past Gower Close and The Vyne School when he was struck over the head from behind with an unknown object.

He was then further assaulted and had his black Samsung mobile phone stolen. A group described as being made up of two women and two men were then seen running from the scene.

The police want to speak to the two young women, who were described as being white and aged between 18 and 22-years-old. One was described as slim, and the other woman was of larger build with black hair, wearing large earrings and a dark jacket.

Detective Constable Drew Wright said: “This was a nasty attack on a lone man simply trying to make his way home.

“He is extremely lucky to not have sustained more serious and lasting injuries.

“I appeal to anyone who saw anything, or who may hold any information relating to those responsible, to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact police on 101, with the reference number 44190061023.