GANG of teenagers shouted racial abuse at a man before following him on their bikes.

The group of about eight youths, aged between 13 and 15, racially abused the 19-year-old man in Station Road, Tidworth, at about 2am on Saturday.

The victim and his three friends left the scene, but were followed by the group on bikes, before another man approached them at the junction with St Andrews Road and continue to threaten them with violence.

The youths left back in the direction of Station Road.

PC Ian Cooke is appealing for any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have seen the group of youths involved in the incident.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.