A man in his 50s was threatened at knife point by before he was kicked and punched to the ground and then robbed.

The victim was on his way to work, walking along Tibbs Hill Road in Abbots Langley, in the very early hours of this morning – 4am – when two men approached demanding money.

One of the men was armed with a knife and the pair then began viciously attacking the man knocking him to the ground.

Helpless, the robbers managed to gran the victim’s black rucksack before fleeing in the direction of Bedmond.

The man was left with a cut to his head.

Both suspects are described as young.

The first attacker is mixed race and was wearing a black puffa style jacket. The second suspect was white and was wearing an orange jumper.

Detective Sergeant Rob Muir, from the Three Rivers Local Crime Unit, said: “This was an unprovoked attack which saw the victim sustain a cut to his head and bruising to his ribs. We are currently doing all we can to trace those responsible.

“I appreciate the incident occurred during the early hours but that may mean someone would remember seeing these two males in the area around the time. If you have any information which could assist our enquiries, please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Muir via 101, quoting crime reference 41/45071/18 or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.