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Teenage cyclist attacked with wooden bat

Cleveland Police have put out an appeal. Credit: ITV News

A teenager of a bicycle has been left with a broken jaw after being attacked with a wooden bat.

Cleveland Police said the assault happened on York Road, Hartlepool, on Sunday afternoon.

The victim, 17, was approached by a man who asked him about his bike.

This man then grabbed the teenager's clothing in the neck area.

A second man then came up and struck the victim int he face with an object, said to similar to a rounders bat.

Both men were in their late 20's and were wearing dark clothing.

They ran off towards Dalton Street, and the polcie are asking anyone who saw them to get in touch.

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