A MAN has been robbed at knifepoint in Reading.

At around 9.30pm on Friday, April 6, a man walking near the junction of Stanley Grove and George Street when he was approached from behind by two men, one of whom placed a knife on his neck.

The victim was then assaulted by the men, suffering a fractured jaw and a knife wound to his left thigh.

The men then made off with the victim's mobile phone and wallet.

The victim was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where he underwent surgery to his jaw.

The offenders are described as white men, of medium build, aged between 25 and 30-years-old. They were both wearing hooded tops.

One of the men was carrying a small black-handled kitchen knife.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Yong Chung, of Force CID, said: “The victim of this robbery sustained some significant injuries and also had scratches to his fingers and arms as he tried to fight off the offender carrying the knife.

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area around George Street and Stanley Grove between 9.20pm and 9.40pm on 6 April who may have seen a fight to contact me on 101, quoting reference number 43180103569.”