Surrey Police issued a public appeal after a violent assault and robbery was reported in East Molesey.

The attack and robbery took place on Esher Road, at the junction with Orchard Lane, on Thursday (25 April).

In a statement published with the information appeal, Surrey Police said the culprit assaulted the victim on that junction in East Molesey before stealing their bike and then riding it away from the scene.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: "The robbery took place around 4.40pm in Esher Road at the junction with Orchard Lane.

"The victim was punched in the face before having his bike stolen.

"The suspect then rode off on the victim’s bike and is believed to have headed in the direction of Imber Court."

Appealing for members of the public who might have information to come forward, Surrey Police offered details of the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white male, with very short shaven black hair, slim build and approximately 28 years old.

He was wearing a long sleeve maroon poloneck, grey tracksuit bottoms, black jumper and white trainers, police said.

They added that the bike stolen was a distinctive black Brompton folding bicycle.

To give information call Surrey Police on 101 on online at quoting this reference: PR/45190043081.