13 year old boy kicked and punched in robbery

Cleveland Police are today appealing for witnesses following a robbery on a 13-year-old school boy.

The youngster was walking into Pallister Park in Middlesbrough from the Ormesby Road entrance at around 8.30PM on Friday 31st January 2014.

He was approached by a man who punched and kicked him, the school boy then fell to the ground and had his mobile phone taken off him.

The man left in the direction of North Ormseby.

A number of members of the public witnessed the assault and aided the victim, it is these people Cleveland police are keen to speak too.

The boy suffered cuts and bruises but did not require hospital treatment.

Police describe the suspect as white male, 5ft 8 – 5ft 10 tall, of average build with a local accent.

He was wearing a blue regatta jacket which had grey pockets and Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Clevelannd Police on 101 requesting to speak to DC Paul Daniel from Middlesbrough CID.