A TEENAGE student attacked with a scaffold pole is frightened to go out alone again at night.

The 17-year-old was walking past the tennis courts in Prospect Road, Farnborough, when he was struck on the arm during a confrontation with two youths who demanded he hand over an amplifier he was carrying back from band practice.

They only stopped when one of their friends persuaded them to do so.

Police say the incident, shortly after midnight on July 14, was unprovoked.

Pc Debbie Barnes of Farnborough police said: "The victim was on his own and was carrying an amplifier and a guitar.

"There was a group on the other side of the road. One of them suddenly cut across the road, came up from behind and hit him very hard on the arm."

She said the attacker picked up the scaffolding from the pavement as he closed in on his victim, adding: "It must have been very frightening for him.

"After being hit he was aware of another person, and the two of them followed him, trying to persuade him to hand over the amplifier.

"It's made him reluctant to go out on his own in the evenings now and the upper chunk of his arm is badly bruised."

The assailants are believed to be aged 16 or 17.

The one who hit the student is 5ft 11in tall and slim, and has a local accent. He was clean-shaven and wore a white baseball cap.

The other is black and 5ft 5in tall, with ear-length dreadlocks. He is also believed to live locally.

The police would like to hear from anyone who can help, particularly two people who were there at the time. Call Pc Barnes on 0845 0454545.