A MAN and his girlfriend were attacked by a gang of men as they were walking their dog in a busy area.

The male victim was approached by three men near the parade of shops in Maiden Place, Earley, at around 9.15pm on August 13.

They rifled through his pockets before attacking the man, who suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

It is also believed that the men tried to grab the victim's girlfriend.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "We are investigating this incident and would ask anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference 43180248491."