Group of students assaulted near park

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A GROUP of seven Spanish students were assaulted as they walked towards Alexandra Park at night.

The four boys and three girls were walking along Queens Road past Morrisons, at around 11.30pm last Tuesday (July 19) when three girls approached them.

They hurled racist abuse at the language students, aged 19 and 20, and assaulted two boys and one girl in the group.

The attackers are around 17 years old. One is black, of stocky build, 1.70m tall, and wore a brown t-shirt, blue hooded top and jeans. The second is white, slim, 1.60m tall, with straight black hair, white t-shirt and green trousers. The third is white, slim and 1.65m tall.

In a separate attack at around 8pm that evening, two other language students were assaulted while waiting at a bus stop outside WH Smith in Queens Road.

The 17-year-old girls were approached by two girls of a similar age. One had long, dark hair tied up, and was wearing a pink top which showed her stomach. One of the students had her hair pulled and was pushed in the face, and her friend was also assaulted when she tried to intervene.

An unknown man stepped in and neither of the teenagers was seriously injured.

Police would like to speak to the man who helped. Anyone with information on the assaults should contact police on 0845 60 70 999.