A TEENAGER was punched in the face when she disturbed two burglars.
The girl, 17, was at home in Yewside in Gosport, when she was attacked at 10pm on Monday.
The offenders acted in a spineless, despicable way, attacking a teenage girl and continuing to assault her when they could have made their escape without causing injuryDetective Constable Jamie Fagan
She had heard noises upstairs, went to investigate and disturbed two burglars who attacked her.
The men punched her in the face, pulled her head down and knocked her to the floor before running downstairs and out of the house.
She suffered bruising to her head and cheek, and a possible hairline fracture to her cheekbone.
Detective Constable Jamie Fagan said: ‘The offenders acted in a spineless, despicable way, attacking a teenage girl and continuing to assault her when they could have made their escape without causing injury.
‘Please remember to keep your homes secure during this hot weather and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.
‘I would urge anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible and help us find the people responsible.’
Hampshire Constabulary said she was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham where she was treated for her injuries.
The men were:
- Aged around 17 or older
- Both wearing dark hooded tops with the hoods up and grey tracksuit bottoms
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Fagan at Fratton police station by calling 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.