POLICE are hunting a group of balaclava-wearing teens after a runner was punched in the face while out for an early morning jog.

At around 5.30am on October 28, the 28-year-old man was assaulted at the recreation ground off Recreation Road in Durrington.

Wiltshire Police says he sustained "minor injuries" including a black eye and swelling to his face and neck.

The suspects are described as wearing dark clothing and balaclavas and are believed to be aged between 17 and 19.

Officers say they "do not believe" it was a random attack.

If anyone witnessed the incident, call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190107203.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.