A little boy was left with blood streaming down his face after being punched and grabbed around the throat during a botched robbery in Great Barr, Birmingham.
12-year-old Mackenzie was chased to Albridge Road and attacked by a group of thugs before being strangled, on Thursday, February 27.
The group, also believed the schoolchildren, then attempted to tear the youngster from his bike as he was begging for them to stop. They were disturbed at around 10am and soon fled the scene.
His mother, Amy Webster, has since shared an appeal of the boy hoping to find those responsible for the beating.
She said: “Never thought I would have to be one of the parents who write this. Today at just before 9.45am my son, Mackenzie, was assaulted by a group of Year 9 and 10 pupils.
“They chased my son and his friend down Malthouse Lane, onto booths lane, and assaulted my son for his bike and his phone.
“They thought it was acceptable to put their hands around his throat and hit him in the face, he is only 12 years old.
She added: “I’m waiting for West Midlands Police to come out but, at this moment in time, I hold no hope of anything being done.
“Even though I’ve already told them I will press charges against these kids.
“They want to act like adults and the big men they think they are they’ve got another thing coming.
“I rarely post anything negative on here as I don’t think social media is the place – but after today I think everyone in Great Barr needs to be more vigilant during school times.
“If they’ve done it to my child there’s nothing stopping them attempting to do it again.”
A spokesman to West Midlands Police said an investigation is currently under way and are in the process of speaking with the victim.