A YOUNG man was struck in the head and robbed of his bicycle.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Crawley.

It happened in an alley near the junction of Baker Close and Malthouse Road, near the Southgate shops, at 11.50am on Saturday (April 24).

The 22-year-old man suffered cuts and bruises as his Black Cannondale FSI 2017 Mountain bike was taken.

Police say the attacker was with two other men and have appealed for witnesses.

PC Scott Parry said; "If you witnessed the incident or have any any other information about those involved, or the bike, please contact us.”

Information can be reported to Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 519 of 24/04.