POLICE have arrested three girls and are hunting two boys following a 'vicious assault' in an Oxford McDonald's.

CCTV images have been released of two youngsters after police arrested the Oxford teens, aged 14, 15 and 16, on suspicion of assault, before releasing them under investigation.

The incident took place at around 11.50pm on Wednesday, July 24 in Cornmarket Street, when a man and woman, both 26, were confronted by a group of youths continually punching and kicking them to the floor, police said.

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The man sustained injuries to his face, causing a split lip and bruising to the eye. He was treated by an ambulance at the scene but did not require further hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Beth Snowdon, based at St Aldates police station, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victims.

“I am releasing these images as I believe the boys pictured may have vital information that can assist the investigation."

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Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 43190227299, or make a report online.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.