A TEENAGE boy has been attacked and robbed as he walked along a footpath in broad daylight.

The 14-year-old was wrestled to ground before he was punched in the stomach and had his coat stolen.

The two suspects attacked the boy at around 1.25pm on Saturday, April 10, on a footpath along the rear of the convenience store on Thistle Rise, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police is appealing for witnesses and anyone with private CCTV to come forward with any information they have about the robbery.

The suspects, both believed to be aged between their late teens and early twenties, were wearing all dark clothing with their hoods up. They made off along the path away from the scene.

Police said the victim has been left shaken up as a result of the incident, however, he did not suffer any injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with private CCTV in the area, is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Newton from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 056175.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org