Three youths have been arrested after a group attacked a 51-year-old man as he walked home on Teesside.
Police said the group of up to 10 youths aged between 12 and 16 years assaulted the man near to Jubilee Road and Mansfield Road in Eston on Monday.
After verbally abusing the man, he was punched on the back of the head by some of the group.
As he ran from the group they attempted to catch up with him to continue the assault. He ran into a house to escape.
The three arrested youths have been bailed pending further information.