A man was dragged from his car and punched and kicked by three thugs in a robbery in Horley.

The victim was attacked and robbed last Friday night (May 23).

After leaving a betting shop in Victoria Road at about 10.15pm, he had driven to a kebab shop in Station Road and left with some food, driving along Smallfield Road towards Smallfield, when he was flagged down by the three men.

They were standing in the middle of the road as he drove across the roundabout at its junction with Wheatfield Way.

But having caused him to stop his blue Fiat, the three dragged him out of his car and punched him repeatedly in the face, causing a small cut to his right eye.

They also kicked him in the chest.

One of the men then took cash from the passenger seat of the car, before they fled.

The victim was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill where he was treated for injuries to his face and neck.

Appealing for witnesses, Detective Constable Hannah Millyard said: “We are trying to ascertain exactly what has taken place and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information.”

She said: “We would particularly like to speak to anyone who was in the betting shop that night between 8pm and 10.15pm, or anyone who saw the victim in the kebab shop. “Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, would be extremely helpful.”

People with information are urged to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference 45140042314.

Alternatively, people can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.