POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was kicked and punched in Andover last week.

Officers are appealing for more information on the incident, which took place as the 20-year-old victim walked along a footpath which runs from Galahad Close towards Anton Lakes, on Thursday, 25 January at around 1.45pm.

He was then approached and threatened by a young male before being punched and kicked.

The victim sustained a small cut to this right ear and a pain in his jaw.

The male has been described as white, between 16 and 18 years old, around 6ft tall, of slim build with light brown hair and wearing a shiny dark blue tracksuit and light blue trainers.

He was in the company of another male, who has been described as white, between 16 and 18 years old, of stocky build with dark brown or black hair and was wearing a white hooded top.

PC Sarah Warner said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who saw or has any information about what happened.

“In particular, we would like to speak to a man wearing a hi-vis jacket who was seen walking nearby towards King Arthurs Way – he may have information that could help our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 44180032696.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.