A HORRIFIC attack near Thornbury Health Centre resulted in a man being beaten, threatened with a knife and robbed in broad daylight.

The victim had been sat with a friend on a grass verge near the junction of Eastland Road and Prowse Close at around 6pm on Sunday, July 15 when they were approached by the passengers of two mopeds.

The pair had been riding past, before turning and parking around 10 feet away from the victim.

On approaching, they asked whether the victim and his friend had any money, and following a struggle, punched him several times and threatened him with a knife.

The pair then snatched the victim’s wallet and keys before fleeing the scene.

The two assailants have both been described as white males, the first around 6ft 4ins tall, of medium build, aged around 16-to-17 years old, and the second was around 6ft 1ins, of stocky build, and aged between 17 and 19.

Police have conducted house-to-house inquiries and are checking CCTV footage from the area, and have confirmed that the set of keys taken during the incident have since been recovered.

Thornbury beat manager PC Natalie Jones appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

She said: “An unacceptable incident like this is not something that happens in Thornbury often and is definitely not something we will tolerate.

“We are treating this very seriously and would ask for anyone who saw the incident or has any information that could help our inquiries to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 immediately, giving the call handler the reference number 5218157866.