Boy beaten and hat thrown in beck during gang attack

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Police are appealing for information after a 10-year-old boy was assaulted in a park.

The incident occurred on Saturday January 15 at around 1.30pm when the victim and his friend were approached by six male youths in Seaton Carew Park.

They removed the boy’s hat and threw it in the beck. They then proceeded to punch and kick him.

As a result of the incident the boy suffered minor injuries but did not seek medical treatment.

The suspects are believed to be aged between 11 and 13 years old and one of them is described as wearing a half black and half grey hooded top and jeans and the others were wearing tracksuits.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding the identity of the suspects, is asked to contact PC Holly Angus on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.