A 17-YEAR-old boy's eye socket was fractured after he was punched by a man in his 20s in what is thought to be an unprovoked attack.

Police released information today about the assault on Tuesday, January 30 at around 4.30pm.

The boy and a 16-year-old girl were sitting in their car in a car park off Waterfield Road in Newton Farm, when another car parked alongside them.

A woman in the other car then began to verbally abuse the victims and a man from the same vehicle opened his car door, spoke with the male victim and then punched him in the face several times.

The victim's left eye socket was fractured, and needed hospital treatment.

The suspects are described as a white man in his 20s, around 5ft 10in and of a slim build, who spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a blue Ralph Lauren baseball cap, a khaki jumper and grey jogging bottoms.

The woman was described as white, in her 20s, around 5ft 9in and of a slim to average build. She spoke with a local accent and had dyed blonde hair, and was wearing a grey jumper and blue jeans. She is believed to have had a baby with her.

They were thought to be driving a black or dark blue Peugeot hatchback, possibly a 206 or 306.

PC Ben Daffurn said: "This is believed to be an unprovoked assault which left the male victim with a serious injury to his eye.

"Investigations are under way to identify and locate those responsible and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of those involved to please make contact."

If you have any information call police on 101 quoting incident number 496s of 30 January 2018 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website.