Horrifying footage has emerged showing a 12-year-old boy being viciously beaten up in a street by two boys.
The appalling footage shows Adam Bailey being pushed to the ground and then repeatedly punched and kicked in the head by the boys.
Shockingly a by-stander recorded the savage assault on a mobile phone and the horrifying clip was later posted on Instagram, Stoke on Trent Live reports.
A girl can be heard in the background saying 'don't hit him he's only a year 7' but the young student was left with a nose bleed and injuries to his face and neck.
Mum and dad Eric and Kay Bailey asked Stoke on Trent Live to publish the clip of their son being attacked in Trent Vale at around 6pm on Wednesday.
Police have now launched an investigation into the assault.