Appeal after schoolboy attacked

A SCHOOLBOY was attacked by a thug who then stole his mobile phone in broad daylight.

Police said the 11-year-old boy was standing with his friend, also 11, in Manor Park, in Owton Manor Lane, Hartlepool, when they were approached by a teenager who pushed him to the ground, punched him in the face and then made off with his Blackberry Curve mobile.

The attacker, who is thought to be around 15-years-old, was wearing a black hoody with the hood pulled over his head, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

He was white, had a spotty complexion and was around 5ft 5in tall.

The teenager made off towards St Patrick’s shops after the attack, which happened at around 6pm on Friday, September 28.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Paul Whitehouse of Hartlepool Police on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.