A TEENAGE couple from Rhos were assaulted as they walked home on Saturday morning.
A man, 18, and his girlfriend, 17, were approached by a group of about eight people aged 16-22 as they walked along the old railway line by the metal barriers halfway between Ffordd Mynydd Isa and Brook Street at about 1am.
A male from the group attacked them first, hitting the young man with a weapon, possibly a bottle, causing a head injury which required seven stitches. He was then punched, knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked, suffering bruising and swelling to his face and body.
His girlfriend was also knocked to the ground and kicked in the back of the head and needed treatment for a head injury at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The young man's mother, who asked not to be named, said: 'I'm shocked to find out that this has happened. I don't know how anyone could do such a thing. My son and his girlfriend were just walking along, minding their own business when he was attacked from behind for no apparent reason.
'I didn't think anyone could stoop so low especially assaulting a young girl.'
After the attack, the group headed in the direction of Afoneitha, Penycae. A male and female returned to the scene to ask if the victims were all right before joining the others.
PC Colin Acton, said: 'This appears to be an unprovoked attack on two young people. We are keen to hear from anyone with information about this incident or who may have seen a group in the area of the old railway line earlier that evening.'
Anyone with information should call PC Acton or Sgt Vicki Strange at Rhos on 0845 6071002.