A teenage boy is in hospital with serious head injuries after he was attacked with a hammer by a gang of men.1staopThe 16 year old boy was waiting for a bus on St Clements Street in Oxford on Thursday afternoon when a car pulled up alongside him. He was then chased onto Rectory Road by the front seat passenger as the car followed them.

The victim was then attacked by a number of men from the car, one of which used a hammer. He sustained injuries to his head and is currently receiving hospital treatment. There were five or six offenders aged between 18 and 20-years-old.

The first offender, the front seat passenger, is an Asian man, around 6ft 3ins tall, of a slim build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey tracksuit with elasticised ankles and a grey tracksuit top which had darker grey arms. The car is a dark people carrier, possibly a Volkswagen Touran.

Thames Valley Police are urging anyone who saw the incident to contact them. Pc Laura Oakes said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation and at this stage we believe this is an isolated incident. This took place on a busy street and I would like to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the offenders or of the car.”