A TEENAGER was mugged by a gang of attackers who only left when his dad confronted them.

A group of boys aged between 14 and 16 were walking along the main road from Tidworth to Ludgershall at about 6.30pm on Sunday, when a group of older youths approached them.

They grabbed hold of one of the boys and demanded his phone, stealing an iPhone 6, before punching him in the face and punching and kicking one of his friends.

The main victim ran home and told his father who went out and confronted the youths, who threw the iPhone on the floor and then left the scene.

The suspects are described as one black youth and four white youths, all male, with a number of them wearing tracksuits.

PC Ian Cooke, from Wiltshire South Community Policing Team, said: "This was a nasty, unprovoked robbery and assault on a group of teenagers.

"Luckily they weren't seriously injured but it was a frightening incident and we are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify those responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Cooke on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.