Scarborough police are appealing for two vital witnesses to come forward after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted.
Sometime between 4pm and 5pm on Wednesday the victim was attacked on the basketball court of Sainsbury’s play park near Wykeham Street.
He was punched in the face several times before a passer-by, a woman with a pram, intervened and stopped the assault. Officers are keen to speak to her.
A girl is thought to have filmed the incident on her mobile phone and police would like her to assist the investigation.
Anyone who can help is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Nick Garbutt or Scarborough police.