A SOUTHAMPTON couple were attacked by a gang armed with a hammer and knife after a man posing as an Amazon driver rang their doorbell.

Police have launched a manhunt after a gang burst their way into a home in Blackthorn Road, Southampton.

A man posing as an Amazon delivery driver rang the doorbell of the property at around 7pm on Saturday.

The occupant answered the door, believing she was accepting a delivery only for the man to barge past her followed by two others.

She was knocked to the floor with the men demanding money from her.

Her partner, who tried to defend her, was then attacked with a hammer and a knife.

The gang then fled the scene in a silver car at around 7.10pm.

Both victims suffered minor injuries, however, nothing was taken.

The man who rang the doorbell is described as white, aged between 18 and 25-years-old and 6ft 3ins tall

Of medium build, he was holding a knife and an Amazon delivery box.

Police say he was wearing a face mask and a hat or hood, a dark blue puffer jacket and gloves.

Meanwhile, the other men were described as being aged between 18 to 25 years old, with one looking slightly older than the other.

Both white and around 5ft 7ins tall

They wore face masks and one was possibly wearing a balaclava and holding a hammer.

Police have now launched a witness appeal.

Detective Inspector Howard Broadribb said: “This was a serious incident which has understandably shaken the occupants and their family.

“Did you see anyone matching these descriptions in the area at the time?

“We would also like to speak to you if you have CCTV, ring doorbell or dash cam footage of the incident, or the moments before or after.

“I appreciate this incident may cause concern in the local community, so we are increasing patrols in the area and we are engaging with the community for any information that will help us identify those responsible.

"I want to reassure the public that incidents on random addresses such as this are extremely rare.

"I believe someone will know who has done this and that’s why I am turning to the public to help bring these offenders to justice to protect any further harm being caused. Attacks such as this will not be tolerated.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone not expecting a delivery from a courier or company to take the usual precautions, such as seeking ID before opening the door; using intercoms/ ring doorbell systems to establish who is at the door and using door chains or other security devices to confirm ID before opening the door fully.

"If you’re unsure, then don’t answer the door.

"I would ask anyone who can help me find those responsible to please contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or report online, quoting 44220009408."