Hampshire & Isle of Wight

French teenager assaulted in Cowes, Isle of Wight

A French teenager visiting the Isle of Wight has suffered serious facial injuries in an assault in Cowes.

Police said the 17-year-old was walking along Park Road when he was attacked by a group of teenagers between 00:30 and 01:00 BST on Friday.

The boy's family in France have been contacted, as have the friends he was staying with on the island.

Police said he was receiving treatment in hospital for "serious, potentially life-changing, injuries to his face".

They are appealing for information from anyone who saw a group of teenagers in Cowes town centre.

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