A TEENAGER was assaulted by a man after a car was hit with a biscuit flung by a group of schoolboys, it has emerged.

The 13-year-old victim was walking along Burtonhead Road, towards The Shires estate with three friends all dressed in school uniform.

As they walked along the road one of the boys threw a biscuit into the road, which hit a car travelling in the opposite direction.

Two men got out and approached the boys and one hit the 13-year-old several times with his palm, knocking him to the ground.

The boy suffered a cut to the top of his head and bruising to his arms and wrist. He was left extremely shaken and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police this week issued a belated witness appeal, following the incident, which happened at around 6.20pm on Thursday, November 1.

The offender is described as white, aged between 40 and 50, 6ft tall, with a stocky build and bald head. Her spoke with a local accent.

The other man is also white, aged between 20 and 30, 6ft tall and with a skinny build.

DC Dave Bruce said: “This was a frightening incident for the young boy who was clearly in his school uniform and was inexcusably attacked by an older man.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident in case they have any information that could help the investigation.

“Offences of this nature are completely unacceptable and we appeal to the community to come forward with information so we can take action against the offender.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6075, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.