A 39-year-old was viciously beaten by a group of men in Faringdon who kicked and punched him then took his wallet.

The attack took place between 9.10pm and 9.30pm on Friday in the Hobble, which is the alleyway from Park Road to Tesco.

The victim suffered minor injuries including a scratches, bruising and a small cut to his right eyelid.

He did not need hospital treatment.

The offenders were all men and approximately 20 years old.

One of those who kicked the man was described as white, tall and slim with very short but not shaved hair.

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Designated investigator Maggie Tse based at Abingdon police station, said: “We would like anyone with information to come forward with regards to this incident.

“This was very frightening for the victim and it was fortunate he wasn’t more badly hurt."

She added: “If you think you saw this group or have information about what happened, please contact police.

“You can do this by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by making a report online using the reference number 43200294199.

“If you would prefer to remain 100% anonymous you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”