A HAMPSHIRE teenager was repeatedly stabbed in the arm and leg after he and a friend were attacked by a group of youths.

The 16-year-old boy and his 18-year-old companion were set upon as they walked through a car park in Nelson Road, Portsmouth, at around 9.40pm yesterday.

The 16-year-old was stabbed several times in the leg and arm before the group run off.

One of the group then returned to steal his wallet.

A police spokesman said: "The teenager suffered serious injuries but they are not life-threatening.

His 18-year-old friend was able to ran away uninjured."

Police are hunting a gang of youths aged 16-18 who were all were wearing hooded tops.

Officers are urging anyone who was in the area and saw what happened, or noticed a group of boys hanging around, to come forward.

Anyone with information can call officers on 101, quoting reference number 44190287307.