A man has been left with a broken jaw after refusing a strange request to drop down and do 20 press-ups.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident in Winnersh, which took place on Friday, February 8 at around 8.15am.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was walking on Reading Road near the junction with King Street Lane when he was approached by the man, who told him to do 20 press-ups.

When the victim refused, the offender punched him in the face, breaking his jaw.

The victim then ran towards two members of the public who were in a blue pick-up truck, and told them what had happened.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he currently remains.

A 22-year-old man from Winnersh has been arrested on suspicion of Section 20 grievous bodily harm and has been released under investigation.

The incident occurred outside FS Car Valeting.

Designated investigator Allison Dixon, said: "This unprovoked assault has left the victim with a broken jaw which will require surgery.

"I am appealing to anybody who witnessed the incident to make contact with police.

"I am also directly appealing to the two male witnesses who the victim spoke to get in touch as they may have vital information to assist with our investigation.

"I am also appealing to another man who was in the area who may have witnessed the assault to make contact with us.

"This witness is described as a white man with a large build and was wearing a long black hooded raincoat."

Anyone with information relating to the incident should call 101, quoting reference 43190040953, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or make a report online.