AN appeal has been launched after two men punched and threatened a man with a knife before making off with his motocross bike.

Police said the men approached the victim on a cycle path running alongside Marchfields Way in Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday, January 7 at about 8.40pm.

They threatened him with a knife and one of them punched the victim before they made off with his motocross bike. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

The men rode off in the direction of St Ives Road and the Husqvarna bike was later found in Westbury Crescent.

The first man was described as white, approximately 6ft and of a thin build. He had his hood up and had facial stubble.

The second man, wearing a beanie hat, was said to be black, of medium build and about 5ft 8ins.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We would like to hear from anybody in the area between 8.25-8.40pm.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anybody with dash cam or video footage that may have captured the offence or the bike being ridden by the offenders without helmets."

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220005010

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.