Middlesbrough snowball attack leads to punch

A man was left with facial injuries after being attacked by 12 people throwing snowballs.

The 55-year-old fell to the ground as he was attempting to flee the snowball attack near Stainton Way in Middlesbrough at 17:30 GMT on Sunday.

Cleveland Police said one of the group punched the man in the face as he tried to stand up.

Officers said it was an unprovoked attack by a group of 12 people in their mid and late teens.

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