A MAN had his phone, money and tablet computer stolen after being held at knifepoint.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man in his 20s was robbed near Merchants Place in the early hours of Saturday by two men.

The incident happened at 1am on Friar Street and involved two men who offered him a phone.

As the victim withdrew his wallet, one of the men floored him and pulled a knife to his back whilst the other stole his bag and ran off.

The victim suffered scrapes to the side of his head and hip. His phone, money and tablet computer were also stolen.

No arrests have been made, but police are appealing for witnesses.

Police constable Josh Gillespie, from the Reading Investigation Hub, said: “Although this incident happened during the early hours.

"I do believe that there could be witnesses who have not yet come forward.”

“The victim in this case could have suffered serious injuries, so even if you think the information is not significant we would ask you to get in touch with the police.”

The first offender is described as white, 5ft 7 in his mid-twenties and has short blond hair and blonde stubble.

He was wearing a baseball cap with NY on the front, a grey tracksuit top and dark trousers and trainers.

The second offender was wearing loose fitted clothes, with a large hood over his head, blue loose fitted jeans and had a bike with him.

There was also a woman wearing a large coat with a hood who is believed to have witnessed the whole incident.

If you have any information, call the 24- hour non-emergency number on 101 or use the online reporting system, quoting reference 4319032800