A MAN was assaulted and had two ‘heavy’ gold chains pulled from his neck in a bus stop attack in Wickham.

The 56-year-old victim suffered minor injuries following the attack on Sunday evening.

Police are now looking for witnesses as they investigate the assault that happened in The Square at 6.15pm.

The offender left the scene on foot with the chains, which are described as "heavy 9 carat gold".

One is 19 inches long and the other around 20 inches long.

The man who took them has been described as white, around 6ft tall, stocky, unkempt and having a big bushy black beard.

He was seen wearing a long sleeved grey top and had short, thick, dark brown hair.

Detective Constable Kayleigh Rush said: "Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at this time who might have seen something.

"Did you see, or do you know, who was responsible?

"Did you see a man in the area matching this description acting suspiciously?

"We would also like to recover the stolen chains, so if you are offered items of this description for sale, please contact us immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting 44170312773.