A teenage boy was kicked in the head multiple times during an assault in Abingdon on September 20.

The assault took place at around 3:10 when teenage boy was walking with his bicycle along Faringdon Road, he was approached by three teenage boys.

The boys forcibly took the victim’s bike and a bag that he was carrying and then made him follow them to Albert Park.

Once they reached the entrance of Albert Park, the boys punched the victim in the stomach, causing him to fall to the floor and then kicked him to the head a number of times.

A member of the public intervened and the three teenage boys ran away, leaving the victim’s bike and bag behind.

The victim sustained bruising and swelling to his face and received treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He has since been discharged.

Thames Valley Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer PC Ellie Simpson, based at Abingdon police station, said: “This incident happened at a time when there were lots of people in and around the area of Albert Park and Faringdon Road and I believe a number of people would have seen this incident or the boys all making their way to the park.

“I urge anyone who has any information that could assist with this investigation, whether this is something you have seen or heard or any dash cam or CCTV footage, to get in touch.

“You can contact us using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210424423. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

Two 15-year-old boys from Abingdon and a 16-year-old boy from Marcham have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and released.