POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked when two robbers tried to steal his phone.

The victim was on the basketball court in Carter Drive in Popley on Saturday night when he was set upon at around 9.15pm. 

They assaulted him and attempted to take his mobile phone.

The victim was left with injuries to his face, head and hand.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1

• White 

• Aged 20-25

• 5ft 7ins

• Medium build

• Wearing dark grey hoody jumper with white tassels (hood was up), black or dark grey t-shirt underneath, light grey tracksuit with two cream coloured stripes down the side and white trainers 

Suspect 2

• White

• Aged 17-25

• 5ft 5 ins

• Slim build

• Patchy beard

• Wearing black jacket and faded black tracksuit bottoms

If you were in the area at the time or know anything about this incident, please call 101 quoting 44190310513. 

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.