A MAN was hit on the head while buying a bike from two men in London Road on Friday (February 12).

At around 7.30pm, the victim, a man in his thirties, was speaking with two men he didn’t know about the sale of a bicycle.

They made an agreement and the victim went with them to get the money, but an argument broke out as the men demanded more money than had been agreed.

The offenders then took the bike back from the victim and hit him on the back of the head.

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The bicycle and the money was stolen, but the victim was uninjured from the assault.

Both offenders are described as white men, between 30 and 40 years old, one was 5ft 10ins the other was 6ft and both were of medium build.

One was wearing a green jacket, and the shorter of the two men was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans.

The incident happened in London Road

The incident happened in London Road

Investigating officer PC Philip Marchant based at Reading police station, said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim.

“Fortunately he was not injured following the assault.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has details about this incident.

“Specifically, we would like to speak to two members of the public who were passing at the time of the incident and intervened as they may have information that could help with the investigation.

“Further, if you think you know who the men described are, we would like you to get in touch.

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“Please call Thames Valley Police on 101 or make a report online and share any CCTV if you think it picks up this incident.

“If you would prefer to remain 100 per cent anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”