POLICE are hunting three motorcyclists who attacked a young father while he was walking with his three-week old baby.

The 24-year-old was set upon by the men - who had all been riding motorbikes and were wearing helmets - as he strolled down an alleyway known as Black Path, in Park End, Middlesbrough with his girlfriend and child.

They dragged him to the ground, kicking and punching him, before fleeing. He suffered a broken wrist and knee cap.

PC Nigel Home, of Middlesbrough Police, said: "This was a nasty and cowardly attack."

He appealed for witnesses to the attack, on Sunday, February 10, to call him on (01642) 303126.