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THREE youths suffered cuts and bruises after they were assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Fareham.

Police are now appealing for information after the incident which happened at the weekend.

Two brothers, aged 16 and 18, were walking through The Gillies from Paxton Road towards the railway station and Western Way.

While in the underpass, they were then involved in an altercation with two unknown men who were walking towards them.

As the two men assaulted the brothers, they were joined by a third man.

The brothers themselves were also joined by a 17-year-old friend who tried to help but he too was assaulted.

The attackers ran off towards Paxton Road.

They are described as three black men, all wearing hats, two of whom appeared to have dreadlocks.

One was wearing a grey or black-coloured jacket, one a white jacket and the third a brown coat.

The victims required hospital treatment after the incident which took place between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday.

PC Martin Franklin from the Park Gate Targeted Patrol team said: ‘This assault occurred on a busy Saturday afternoon and I’d like to hear from anyone who witnessed or saw the suspects in the area at the time, who recognises their description or who knows who’s responsible.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Franklin at Park Gate police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.