A TEENAGER was approached by two men in a black van — who allegedly assaulted him before stealing his bike.

Police have launched an investigation following the incident in Binstead last night (Monday), and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

An Isle of Wight Police spokesperson said the 16-year-old was approached by two men in a black Mercedes van, which had stopped suddenly.

One man allegedly assaulted the boy and the other took his bike, before the pair drove away.

The spokesperson said: “We received a report at 7.14pm about the assault of a teenage boy and the theft of a bicycle around Ringwood Road and Binstead Lodge Road.

“If anyone has any information about this incident they should call 101, quoting 44190377461."