Police are hunting a bike-riding thug who attacked a teenager on a Hartlepool street.
The 15-year-old was walking along York Road in the town when he struck across the face by a mystery man riding a bicycle.
The offender then rode away from the scene in the direction of York Road and Victoria Road.
The boy suffered swelling and redness to the face and received treatment at the One Life Centre in Hartlepool.
The incident took place at about 9.35am on Monday, November 30.
Police would like any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or the incident to contact PC Lawrence Orcheston-Findlay on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 orwww.crimestoppers-uk.org.