A MAN pushed a 13-year-old boy off his bike before stealing it.

The boy was riding his white BMX-style bike at the old Bowling Green, in Acklam Road, Whinney Banks, Middlesbrough, when he was attacked from behind at about 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 6.

The man, in his 20s, rode off in the direction of the Newport area of Middlesbrough.

He was described as 5ft 7in and slim. He wore a red and white padded jacket with a blue basketball vest and white tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Chris Lambert on (01642) 303126.