A TEENAGE boy was robbed and attacked in Basingstoke.

Police say that between 12.20am and 12.50am on Saturday, August 4, the 16-year-old victim was walking on a footpath between Abbey Road and Tewkesbury Close when he was assaulted by three masked men.

The victim was hit with items described as being either baseball bats or a wooden pole, before an unknown substance was sprayed in his eyes.

The men stole the victim’s phone, described as a rose gold iPhone 6S.

The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment to a cut to his head, burns to his eyes and various other cuts and bruises, but has since been discharged.

One of the men was described as wearing a red hooded top and a tracksuit. A second man was described as wearing a puffer-style bodywarmer, over a light coloured T-shirt, and the third man was described as wearing a dark top.

All were described as wearing face masks.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that can help us identify the people involved.

A 31-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested in connection with the incident. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting 44180294519, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.