A gang who twice tried to mug a teenager are being hunted by police.
The 17-year-old victim was targeted by three thugs as he walked along a railway bridge in Cookham Road, Maidenhead, at 9.40pm on Saturday.
They shoved him against a lamppost, demanding his mobile phone.
They fled when the driver of a passing car stopped and shouted at them but confronted the youth again a short time later as he walked along Aldebury Road.
This time they punched and kicked him and tried to take his wallet but again ran off empty-handed. The victim was left with swelling to an eye and a bruised face.
The gang are all described as white and aged 16-17.
One is taller than the rest, about 5ft 8ins, and was wearing a dark padded jacket and a hood which covered his face.
One of the others was about 5ft 6ins and the third about 5ft 4ins.
Investigating officer PC Frances Ailward said: "I am keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, especially the driver of the silver car who stopped."
Call PC Ailward on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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