A brutal attack in Trelawney Avenue, Slough left a man unconscious after he was punched several times in the head.

The 54-year-old was attacked outside Holy Trinity Catholic Church between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday. His attacker stole a smart phone and reading glasses from the victim.

The offender is described as being an Asian or North African man, approximately 5ft 6ins, and in his early to mid-thirties, slim, with short hair.

He was riding a small bike, initially described as a child’s bike and after the incident he went into the nearby Co Op.

The victim sustained a potential broken jaw and cuts to his face which have required stitches.

Detective Constable Jennifer Weaver of Slough Force CID, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police.

“Likewise, if anybody believes they know the offender, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190215852.

“If you don’t wish to talk directly with police, you can make a report online, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”