A BOY was assaulted in Dalton on Friday (August 1).

Cumbria Police said the assault and theft happened on Victoria Street at around 9pm.

The victim and attacker were both believed to be around 15 years old, police said.

Police added that they had identified the suspect but are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to get in contact.

Anyone with information is asked to call non-emergency 101 and ask for PC Bell or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.