A TEENAGER was left with a broken finger after he was kicked and punched during a terrifying gang robbery.

The 16-year-old was bundled to the ground by a gang of four youths who then launched a brutal attack with their fists and feet.

The terrified victim was left with cuts and bruises to the face and fractured a finger during the frightening ordeal.

Police say he was walking to Witts Hill in Southampton from Mousehole Lane on Monday evening when he saw a group of nine youths near the junction of Vanguard Road at the bus stop.

They started to shout abuse at him so he diverted his route to avoid confrontation.

The victim used his Samsung Galaxy phone to call a friend that he was due to meet and realised four people were behind him. He was forced to the ground, punched and kicked. His phone was then taken.

Investigating Officer DC Chris Moss said: “Members of the group responsible are all described as male and around 16-years-old, however the victim is unable to provide specific details of facial features.

“He was left with nasty injuries as a result of this attack and I'd urge anyone who may have seen what happened to contact us”.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Chris Moss at Bitterne CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.