A YOUNG man who was brutally beaten outside Twyford train station had his wallet stolen by a gang of hooded thieves.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, July 21, a 23-year-old man was walking on Station Road, near Loddon Car Taxis, in the direction of High Street.

The victim was approached by a gang of three men before being punched in the face and dragged to the floor.

After the group fled in the direction of the train station, the man sat up and discovered his wallet and bank cards had gone missing.

He was rushed to hospital after sustaining facial bruising, bruising to his ribs and a cut to his lip.

He has since been discharged.

The offenders were aged between 20 and 30 years old.

Two of the men were approximately 6ft tall with the other approximately 5ft 11ins. They were all wearing tracksuit trousers and hooded tops.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Erika King, of the Investigation Hub based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “We are investigating the circumstances of this incident in which a man was assaulted.

"I would like to speak to anyone who has any information about it or who saw what happened.

"If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170215842', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously."