A MAN was attacked and robbed in a Basingstoke cemetery.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was walking with a friend along a footpath in the Holy Ghost Cemetery, which ends near the junction of Chapel Hill and Vyne Road at around 8.10pm on Monday.

A group, made up of around ten to 15 people - both men and women - approached the victim.

The victim was punched and kicked before his mobile phone was stolen.

The victim was then threatened with a knife before the group moved off.

The phone is described as an iPhone 6S with a black and silver bezel and a cracked screen.

Police are treating the robbery as targeted and do not believe there’s any wider risk to the public.

Three of the suspects are described as men, all aged around 18-20 and five foot eight to five foot nine tall.

The first man is described as being black, slim but slightly stocky and wearing a black jacket with a red lining.

The second man was white, with short mousy brown hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit top and bottoms.

The third man had black hair that was in an afro-style and was wearing a black, slightly padded jacket.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anyone who saw anyone matching the descriptions at around the time of the attack.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to call 101 with reference number 44190182223.