A man was violently mugged on Christmas Day for his Apple Watch on the same High Wycombe street as a shotgun attack two days later, police say.

A 26-year-old man was walking in Hithercroft Road, Downley at about 3am on December 25 when he was hit over the head from behind and knocked to the ground.

The attackers - both wearing hooded tops with their hoods up and bandanas covering their faces – then stole his Apple Watch before escaping.

The men are described as black, in their twenties to early thirties and slim.

The victim suffered facial injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Police are also currently investigating a shooting on the same road, which took place around 5.30pm on December 27 and left a man injured.

Police have not confirmed whether the incidents are linked.

Investigating officer, PC Thomas Roberts of Local CID based at High Wycombe police station, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Hithercroft Road at about 3am on Christmas Day to contact police so you can tell us what you saw or heard.

“I would particularly appeal to anyone who recognises the descriptions of the offenders to also come forward so we can bring justice to the victim.

Call police on 101 with information, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.