A BOY arrested in connection with a moped gang attack which left a man in hospital has been released.

A group of up to six people with mopeds surrounded a 31-year-old man and 22-year-old woman on Thursday night.

Daily Echo:

The man was rushed to hospital after reportedly being stabbed during the incident in Tangmere Drive, Southampton

A 16-year-old boy from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of robbery, GBH and possession of Class B drugs.

He has since been released and enquiries continue, according to police.

Daily Echo:

The incident is being treated as racially aggravated as the gang is said to have verbally abused the man before attacking him.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is urged to call police on 101 quoting 44200391172.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.