A cyclist was violently attacked by armed robbers who stole his phone and cash.

A 53-year-old man was cycling through the car park at Watermoor parish hall off Trinity Road when he was approached from behind by four men who jumped out of a car.

He was knocked to the ground by the man before they held a spanner to his head to stop him from getting up.

They then kicked him in the stomach and leg before taking cash and an iPhone from his pockets.

The men then got back into their car and left the car park.

The cyclist suffered minor injuries but did not need medical attention.

It is believed that the car the robbers were in was white, and either a VW Golf or an Audi.

Police have described the offenders as white men aged between 30 and 40-years-old.

It happened around 8.30am last Wednesday, May 1.

Police are investigating the robbery.

PC Claire Grant said: "I believe that this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider community.

"Members of the public should ensure that they are aware of what is going on around them and report any suspicious activity to police."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 70 of May 1.