A CROWTHORNE man was left seriously injured after he was attacked in the village by three men using a blunt instrument in what police believe to be a motiveless crime.

The victim, who is in his late 20s, was walking to his car, which was parked at the rear of Don Beni's restaurant in the High Street, on the evening of Wednesday, April 30.

He was confronted by a man who asked for a lighter and without provocation the offender then attacked the man.

The offender was joined by two other men who also assaulted the victim, using a blunt instrument.

The victim received lacerations and severe bruising to the head, and was later treated at hospital. He was released the same evening.

The main offender is white, aged 24, 6ft 2ins tall, and of thin build.

His accomplices were younger, aged around 18-19.

The three made their escape over a fence into a nearby public house.

DC Phil Woods officer investigating said: "There appears to be no clear motive for this attack, however it is being treated as grievous bodily harm with attempts to rob.

"I would appeal to anyone with information, no matter how trivial they think it might be, about this incident which happened shortly after 11pm to contact police."

DC Woods can be contacted at Bracknell CID on (01344) 823500, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.