Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses, after a man was reportedly threatened with a sword in Epsom Downs.

Officers are investigating the sword-point robbery which took place at the Epsom Downs Viewpoint, off Grandstand Road, yesterday evening (September 10) at around 8.55pm.

A man in his twenties reported that he was waiting at the Epsom Downs Viewpoint where he was confronted by four suspects who jumped out of a dark 4x4 vehicle and threatened him with a sword.

The suspects drove off at speed with his bag and his friend’s wallet in a dark Vauxhall, possibly a Mokka, with roof bars and silver alloys.

Surrey Police are investigating a collision they believe could be linked to the robbery, which took place at 9.20 pm yesterday.

It is reported that the cyclist, believed to be a man in his 40s, was knocked deliberately from his bike, causing him to sustain a compound fracture to his right leg.

The car failed to stop following the incident, which took place in Gadesden Road at the junction with Scotts Farm Road.

The car was described as a black 4x4, possibly a Vauxhall with roof bars, although enquiries remain ongoing to establish this.

The cyclist was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the robbery, the suspects driving off, or the collision, or with any other information, to get in touch.

You can report information on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180097393 or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.