Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted at the entrance of Locke Park on Cowies Corner in Redcar.

The incident occurred on Monday at around 6pm, when the victim was approached by a group of six youths, two of whom were on push bikes. The youths allegedly punched the victim to the head around 10-15 times.

One of the suspects is described as a white male, around 5 ft 2, of skinny build and around 15-16-years-old. He was also wearing a dark grey hooded top, black bottoms and dark shoes. The group went into Locke Park in the direction of McDonalds after the incident.

The victim was treated at a local Walk-in centre as he had swelling to the face as a result of the assault.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the assault or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident is asked to contact PC Malcolm Philpott on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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