A MAN sustained a gash to his head during a robbery in the city centre.

At around 12.20pm to 12.30pm on Saturday, August 17, a 40-year-old man was walking in Bedwin Street at the corner of Endless Street, when he was approached by a man who hit him round the head with an unknown object.

This caused a gash to his head, which was dealt with by paramedics at the scene.

Police say the offender then stole a small amount of cash from the victim and made off from the scene, believed to be in the direction of Salt Lane.

It is believed the victim and offender are known to each other.

Officers have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of robbery and possession of a class A drug as part of their enquiries.

He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Caroline Biggs said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw this incident involving the two men – you may have information which could assist our enquiries.

"The suspect is described as white, with brown/grey hair, and wearing a grey Adidas t-shirt with jeans. If you think you saw him, please contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54190081283.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.