POLICE have launched an investigation after an 18-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in South Gloucestershire.

The attack, which took place in the evening on Easter Monday, happened on the green next to Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, close to the skate park.

The victim had been walking on the green when he was assaulted by someone behind him.

The offender stole a small amount of cash and ran off.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in this area, or who witnessed this incident, to come forward.

Anyone who can help are asked to contact DC James Claridge in Investigations by calling 101 and giving the call handler the reference number 5217085222.