A TRIO of youths have been arrested after a man suffered stab wounds in a horrific gang attack.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was threatened with the blade and forced to hand over his mobile phone while walking in Chalfont Park in Lower Earley on March 27.

He was stabbed in his back and legs as he tried to leave the park at around 7pm and his car was also badly damaged in the incident.

Investigating officers have arrested a 15-year-old from Winnersh on suspicion of attempted robbery, a 17-year-old from Wokingham on suspicion of attempted robbery and a 16-year-old youth from Wokingham on suspicion of attempted robbery, common assault, shoplifting, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

All three have been released under investigation.

Anyone that has any information about the incident are urged to contact 101, quoting reference number 43180093466.