A 12-year-old boy was hit in the face by a masked robber who stole his bike at a Kidderminster park.

The incident happened at St George’s Park, off Radford Avenue, yesterday (Saturday January 8) at 4.30pm.

The man, wearing a black face mask and hooded top, hit the victim in the face and stole his black Carrera Karkinos mountain bike.

Police are investigating the shocking robbery.

The suspect is described as white, 5’4 in height, wearing a black hooded top, black face mask and black trousers.

A spokesman for North Worcestershire Police said "If you witnessed this theft or have any information about it, please contact us online via quoting reference number 0367_I_08012 (2/2)."