A manhunt has been launched after a teenager was threatened with a screwdriver and then punched twice in the head.

The victim was approached by two unknown males who ordered him to kneel and threatened him with a screwdriver outside The Point, in Milton Keynes, at around 7.45pm on Friday (May 14).

One of the thugs then punched the victim in the head twice, running away when members of the public tried to intervene.

The teenager suffered red marks to his face, but did not require hospital treatment, police said.

Both attackers are described as white males, aged in their mid to late teens.

The man who threatened the victim and who was in possession of the screwdriver was around 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build.

He was wearing grey bottoms, a shiny black puffa-style jacket with a grey hooded top underneath, white trainers and a grey woolly hat.

The other thug was wearing a black puffa-style jacket, dark green bottoms with stripes down the sides, white trainers and was also in possession of a black Nike rucksack.

Investigating officer, PC James Elliott, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This incident was a scary ordeal for the victim, who was faced with two unknown males, one of which was carrying a screwdriver.

“It occurred at a busy time of day in the middle of Milton Keynes and so I believe people must have seen this happen.”

Anyone with information or who might have seen what happened is being urged to call 101 or make a report online quoting reference 43210208443.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.