Cleveland Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted in Hartlepool.
The boy was standing outside the swimming baths on Owton Manor Lane when he was pushed to the floor by two males and kicked several times.
The boy suffered a cut lip and a swollen left eye.
One of the suspects is described as wearing grey jogging bottoms and both suspects had their faces covered.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Anthony Wallace on the non-emergency number 101.