Two teenagers have been arrested after a cyclist suffered a two-inch gash to his eye in a nasty, unprovoked machete attack.

The victim was cycling home from his girlfriend’s house just after midnight last night (Wednesday, April 19) when he was confronted by two teenagers.

A moped with two people on board drove past him near the junction of Jubilee Way and Old Kingston Road, Chessington, turned around and mounted the pavement behind him.

The riders asked the cyclist where he hung around, according to Surrey Police, before brandishing a machete and striking him to his left eye.

The cyclist was taken to Epsom Hospital where he was treated for a deep gash to his eye.

Epsom and Ewell Neighbourhood Inspector Jackie Elkins said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack on an innocent man who was simply on his way home from visiting his girlfriend.

“He has suffered a deep gash to his left eye and been left extremely distressed as a result of the incident.

“We are urging people to come forward if they have any information which could assist our enquiries.”

Two teenage boys were arrested earlier today and remain in custody while Surrey Police’s enquiries continue.

To offer information, contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170039866, or report online 

To offer information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.