A MAN was knocked to the ground by youths who then kicked him in the back.

The victim was attacked as he walked along Agnew Road, Gosport, at about 3.30pm on February 26.

The 48-year-old had been shopping in Nobes Avenue, and was approached by the three youths.

One of them hit him, causing him to fall to the ground, then the youths demanded he hand over alcohol he had just bought.

He refused, and was kicked in the back.