A BLACKBURN man was left with a nasty cut to the back of his head after a being pulled from his bicycle.

Police said the 32-year-old was riding his black mountain bike along Byron Street when he was pulled of his bike by a gang of men, before hitting his head on the pavement.

The gang, including two white men and an asian man all wearing dark tracksuit type clothing, then ran off empty handed.

The cyclist managed to call an ambulance and was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where his head wound was later glued.

The incident took place on Friday shortly after 10.30pm.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

DS Adrian McHugh said: “I urge anyone who witnessed the information to contact police on 101.”