A BOY was attacked by a group of teens at a bus stop.

Three young thugs, believed to be aged 14 or 15, approached the victim then set upon him, punching him repeatedly as he lay on the ground.

The vicious assault happened yesterday in The Boulevard, Worthing, at about 4.30pm.

Two of the attackers were reported as white, one with tight curls and the other with straight blonde hair.

The other was of mixed race with black wavy hair.

Superintendent Miles Ockwell said: "This latest unprovoked attack on a young student appears to be part of series of violent incidents on young people that police and partner agencies are actively working hard to disrupt.

"People can report to the police or speak anonymously if they wish through Crimestoppers or if they are a witness or victim under 16 through Fearless.org, which is easy to access."

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "To report incidents please call 999 in an emergency or report online.

"You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously 24/7 on 0800 555 111 or you can use an anonymous online form at Crimestoppers or Fearless.org for young people.

"Anyone with information about the assault on Thursday is asked to report to police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1040 of 10/10."