POLICE are hunting three men after an assault in Woodchurch left a teenager needing facial surgery.

At around 5.20pm on Monday, October 30, two teenagers were walking along Woodland Road, near to the junction of Atherton Drive when they were approached by three men.

The men demanded mobile phones from the teens but when they refused, they attacked both victims.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital for surgery for a facial injury while an 18-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Detectives are now appealing to the public for more information about the assault. 

The first suspect is white, 17 years old, around 5ft 10in tall, with broad shoulders, slim and was wearing a black tracksuit with matching bottoms and a hood over his head.

The second is white, around 5ft 10 in tall, 17 years old, skinny and was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a thin waterproof style jacket with a hood.

The third suspect is white, around 5ft 10in tall, 17 years old, slim and was wearing dark grey tracksuit bottoms with a dark bubble style coat and a hood.

He was also holding a silver/grey bike with black handle grips and bars.

Detective inspector Mike Dalton said: "This was a shocking and unprovoked assault which left a teenage boy requiring surgery.

"We are keen to speak to any witnesses and anyone who may have been in the area at the time.

"We also want to identify and speak to the woman who kindly took them home following the incident.

"We are determined to find those responsible and put them before the courts and I assure you that all information will be acted on."

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives on 0151 777 2258 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information can also be provided via their online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online