MUGGERS used a Stanley-type knife to threaten a man before stealing his phone and money.

The 23-year-old victim was walking along Trafalgar Street in Brighton on Friday night when he was approached by four young men.

They pulled the blade on him and stole his rose gold iPhone 6S and some cash.

He was scratched on the cheek in the attack near Pelham Square, at around 6.15pm.

Detective Sergeant Julie Greenwood, of Sussex Police, said: "This was a busy time in central Brighton and we are appealing to anyone who saw anything.

"The victim described the four men: one was black, around 23, tall, slim wearing black jeans, light blue hooded top and Nike Huarache trainers.

"One was white, around 23, 5ft 9, skinny, wearing a red duffle coat and grey tracksuit bottoms.

"One was mixed race, around 23, 6ft, with a tattoo on his left hand.

"And the fourth one was mixed race, also about 23, wearing grey Nike tracksuit bottoms and a black puffa-style jacket."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting serial 1168 of 09/02.