A 16-year-old boy was repeatedly punched in the face during a 'frightening' homophobic attack at a fun fair.

The first of two incidents happened on the night at this year's Michaelmas Fair in Abingdon on Tuesday, October 8.

At around 9.45pm, the victim – a 16-year-old boy – was approached by a group of youths.

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One of the boys from the group, who is described as black around 16 to 19 years old, assaulted the boy in an what police say was an 'unprovoked homophobic attack'.

At the time the attacker, who is around 5ft 7in, was wearing a waterproof mac with a hood.

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Punters at this year's Michaelmas Fair. Picture: Ed Nix

The boy ran away towards Tower Close, where he was attacked again.

This time he was punched several times in the face.

He was left with a broken nose.

The second attacker is described as a black boy, also aged 16 to 19 years old.

He was around 5ft 9in with afro hair tied back in a ponytail.

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Investigating officer PC Carly Meads, who is based at Abingdon police station, said: "This was a frightening experience for the victim and I am urging anyone who believes that they recognise the description of the offenders to come forward.

"I am appealing to anybody was at the fair in the area at the time of the offence who believes that they may have any information to contact the non-emergency number on 101, quoting the reference number 43190312410."