Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Seaton Carew whereby a 16-year-old boy suffered a stab wound caused by an unknown implement.
It happened at around 5:30pm on Friday 14th February.
The victim had been playing in a football game at The Sports Domes on Tees Road.
After a verbal altercation, the boy was chased out of The Sports Domes by a group of males and was assaulted.
The boy received treatment for his injury at Hartlepool Urgent Care. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Officers would appeal for anyone who may have dashcam footage from anyone dropping off or picking up from The Sports Dome or any witnesses to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Steve Ridsdale from Hartlepool CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 25194.