A MAN was assaulted by a group of teenagers after asking them to stop being noisy.

The victim, 40, heard loud music and the sound of bins being knocked over in Kennet Close, Gossops Green, Crawley. 

He spoke to the group and asked them to move on as they were disturbing the residents.

One of the boys punched him in the face and then walked away. He was assaulted again by all three before ripping his front garden gate off its hinges.

They then walked out of Kennet Close into Rushetts Road. The incident happened on Saturday, August 18, at about 2am. The victim did not seek medical treatment.

PC Allen Latter said: "The victim just asked the group of teenagers to keep the noise down and move on but ended up being assaulted. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this or has any information about it."

The first suspect is a white boy, aged 15 or 16, 5ft 6in, slim, with short dark spiky hair and stubble. He was wearing a black hoody with white piping and motifs. He was carrying an Adidas man bag which was black with a white logo.

The second suspect is a black boy aged 16 or 17, 6ft, with short hair and a moustache. He was wearing a black Puffa jacket and dark trousers.

The third suspect is a black boy aged 15 or 16 years, 5ft 8in, with short hair. He was wearing a long sleeved black top.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information is asked to contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 144 of 18/08.