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Police are appealing after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted by three male suspects in Eston.
The incident happened around 8:50pm on Tuesday 7th February as the victim walked along Highfield Road along with another two boys.
The group were approached by three male suspects, one of whom made threats with what is believed to be a weapon and forced the 16-year-old to the floor before hitting him to the head.
The three suspects, who are described as young, white males and all dressed in dark clothing – one riding a mountain bike, all then made off towards Eston Square.
No serious injuries were suffered, however, the 16-year-old boy attended hospital with head and facial injuries and was released following treatment.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have further information is asked to contact Redcar and Cleveland CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number SE23024474.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.