THREE male youths who attacked a group of teenagers after assaulting another member of the public at a separate location in March this year have pleaded guilty to the offences.

The group of males - who cannot be named because of their age - pleaded guilty at Bristol Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 11 to common assault with battery against each of the victims.

Young teenagers were left with a number of serious injuries after being set upon by the group of males wearing knuckledusters in Hounds Road, Chipping Sodbury on March 10.

Two of the victims were hospitalised as a result of their injuries and sustained broken bones in the unprovoked attack.

Police investigations showed that the same three boys involved in the assaults on Hounds Road, were also involved in an assault on a third victim at Yate Shopping Centre earlier the same evening.

All three juvenile defendants pleaded guilty to their charges.

Each juvenile was ordered to engage in a ten month behaviour plan with the conditions to be set as well as paying compensation to each of the victims.

Sergeant Terry Murphy, who investigated the incident, said: “The Neighbourhood Team worked hard, despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the current Covid crisis, to get a positive outcome for the victims of these unprovoked assaults.

“I hope that the suspects’ guilty plea at court will help the victims to put the events of that night behind them.”