TWO teenagers have been left cut and bruised after a trio attacked them in a Southampton park.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were assaulted in Palmerston Park between 8.15pm and 8.30pm on Monday evening.

The pair were walking through the park towards New Road and three teenagers - one wearing a balaclava - were walking behind them.

The trio then assaulted the boy and woman, leaving him with minor cuts and bruising. The woman suffered pain in her jaw.

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One boy was between 16 and 18 years old, 5ft8ins tall, black, of medium build, and had short hair. He was wearing dark clothing.

The second boy was 16 to 17 years old, 5ft6ins, white, and of medium build. He had blonde-brown hair in braids, and was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up. He was wearing a black balaclava covering his mouth.

The third boy was 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall, mixed race, large - and was wearing a khaki green Puma tracksuit with the hood up.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: "Can you help us identify the three boys? Did you see what happened? Do you recall anyone fitting these descriptions acting suspiciously in the area?

"If you have any information that can help our investigation, call us on 101 or report via our website, quoting 44220182962."

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