A WOMAN suffered a suspected broken jaw when she was attacked by a gang of masked robbers.

The woman, aged 47, and a man, aged 54, were approached by a group of four men with their faces covered in a New Forest village.

The gang assaulted the woman before stealing both the man's and woman's watches and other personal items.

They left in a vehicle described as a Honda Civic with the vehicle registration CE08 UAA or similar.

The incident took place in Stopples Lane, Hordle, at 6.22pm on Thursday, February 27.

Police officers attended the scene and carried out a search of the area. Detectives are continuing their investigation.

No arrests have been made, however, officers are continuing to seek out CCTV and carry out house to house visits as they attempt to identify the perpetrators.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Wiseman, of Hampshire Constabulary's Western Investigation Team, said: “We will be in the area today carrying out a number of enquiries. We really want to hear from anyone who was in the Stopples Lane area last night who saw a vehicle matching this description, or drivers who may have dash cam footage of this car.”

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote 44200075102.”