A manhunt has been launched after a man was kicked and punched in a vicious attack before thieves stole his phone.

It comes after the victim, a man in his 40s, was left unconscious following the attack, which happened in Chalvey earlier this month.

He was walking in the High Street and went behind the YMCA building towards the Chalvey recreation ground at around 4am on September 9, when two men approached him and punched and kicked him until he was unconscious.

The men moved the victim behind some bushes between the YMCA and Chalvey recreation ground before stealing his phone and other personal items.

The first attacker has been described as wearing a grey hooded jumper with lines down the arms which looked like rips from a distance, while the second thug was said to be riding a bike.

It is believed the pair went into the BP petrol station in the High Street following the attack.

The victim was left with a broken jaw and facial bruising, and remains in hospital.

Investigating officer, PC Jacqueline Barnes, of the Investigation Hub in Slough, said: “This was a very serious assault and I would like to hear from anyone who may have information about this incident.

“The victim is still recovering in hospital and his injuries could have been even worse as he was left unconscious without medical help.”

Anyone with information is being urged to call 101 quoting reference number 43180275703, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.