SIX boys — believed to be UKSA students — have been arrested after three teenagers were robbed in Cowes.

Two of the victims had their mobile phones stolen and one was assaulted, suffering minor injuries.

Following the robbery, which happened at Cross Street, between 7pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, the perpetrators made off towards Shooters Hill.

Police have arrested the six teenagers from London, aged between 14 and 16, believed to be students at the youth sailing charity, based at Arctic Road.

They remain in custody today (Wednesday).

DC Julia Parker, said: “We’re appealing to anyone who was in the Cross Street area of Cowes at the time of the incident to get in touch with us.

“We still need to speak to the teenager who was assaulted during this incident who left the scene before we arrived.

"If this was you, or you think you know who he is, please contact us as soon as possible.”

A UKSA spokesperson said: "Following an incident in Cowes yesterday evening, we acted in accordance with our procedures by contacting the police.

"The matter is now being dealt with by Hampshire Constabulary. UKSA cannot comment any further on the progress of the enquiry."

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting 44190295958.