A MAN has been attacked and hospitalised by a group of boys in a Slough park.

At about 7pm on Tuesday (November 21), the victim, a man aged in his fifties, was walking through Langley Memorial Park when he was approached by a group of boys.

One of the offenders tried to grab the victim’s beard, all of the boys then circled the victim kicking him and pulling him to the ground, and continuing to kick him.

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The boys then left in the direction of Marish School.

The offenders are described as 'teenage boys, around 13 to 16 years old'.

After the incident, the victim sustained three broken ribs and swelling and cuts to his hand.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.

Investigating Officer, PC Holly Baxter, based at Slough police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this assault, which appears to have been unprovoked, to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“You can do so by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference 43230524527.

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“If you would rather not speak directly to police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”