Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was assaulted on a busy road in Crawley.
The victim was walking along Pond Wood Road around 4pm on Tuesday, June 28 when a group of boys dressed in black and wearing balaclavas approached him and started punching him.
The suspects made off in the direction of Three Bridges Park and the victim returned home before later attending East Surrey Hospital for treatment. He was discharged later that night.
Investigating officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, including anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have captured any relevant CCTV, doorbell or dash cam footage from the vicinity.
Anyone with information can make contact online or by calling 101 quoting serial 902 of 28/06. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.