Cleveland Police have launched an investigation following an attempted robbery on a school boy.
The incident occurred on Church Road and Bath Lane near ASDA at 5.30pm on Sunday, February 15th.
The boy was on the phone at the time, he turned to the direction of the footsteps and was his in the face, the force knocked him to the ground.
He was the kicked and demanded to hand his iPhone over. The victim refused to hand it over and the suspect attempted to grab it from his hands.
Eventually the suspect made off in the direction of Church Road empty handed. He is described as a white male, aged in his thirties, around 6ft tall, of stocky build with stubble and wrinkles around his eyes. He wore a black tracksuit top with the hood up.
The victim attended hospital where an X-ray revealed a fractured cheekbone.
Any one with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Olly Flight on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.