A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after thugs got out of a car and attacked him in the street. 

Thames Valley Police said the 16-year-old was assaulted in Bow Road, Stanford in the Vale, on Wednesday.

It happened at about 8.30pm when the boy was cycling.

Police said two men got of a bright yellow hatchback with a grey bumper, pushed him to the ground and attacked him.

The teenager's face was bruised and he was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment, but has since been discharged. 

The first man was described as white , aged between 40 and 50, about 5ft 7ins and of muscular build, with short cropped hair, a bald spot at the back of his head and a large tattoo on his arm.

The second man was white, aged about 20, about 5ft 8ins and of slim build.

He had blonde hair and wore a white and red hooded top.

Investigating officer PC Charlotte Holland, based at Wantage police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information relating to it.

“If anyone recognises the description of the two men, I would ask them to contact me."

Those with information should call 101.