A girl of 14-years has been beaten and robbed in Belfast.
The teenager was assaulted by a gang of three men in the Royal Avenue area of Belfast around 9.30pm on May 16.
One of the men punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.
He then kicked her in the back while another of the men went through her coat pockets.
The trio fled with a mobile phone and a sum of cash.
Police have said the male who assaulted the girl was approximately 16-17 years, 5ft 11ins tall, thin and wearing a black Adidas tracksuit, white Nike cap and Nike Airmax trainers.
The other two males are described as being of the same height and build and wearing black clothes with their hoods up.
Police are keen to speak to a female who came to the assistance of the victim and gave her a lift.
She is asked to contact police at York Road on 0845 600 8000.
Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously.
East Belfast MLA Robin Newton has described those who attacked the girl as “cowardly thugs”.
He said: “These three thuggish young men must be condemned by all right thinking people. Anyone with information should contact the PSNI to help bring then before the courts.
“I wish the young girl a speedy recovery to full health and strength.”