Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.
A 13-year-old boy was assaulted by an older male teenager at approximately 4.15pm on Tuesday 26 January whilst he walked along Duke Street.
The offender, who was with a group of others, verbally abused the victim and then punched him twice, catching his right ear and causing bleeding. He attended hospital for treatment.
The offender is described as white, aged 15, with dark brown/black hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Christopher Dean on 101 quoting incident 495 of January 26, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.