Sickening footage has emerged of a teenage boy being attacked at knifepoint by two youths at a park in Liverpool.
The 17-year-old victim was reportedly left with bruising to the face, in what police have called an "unprovoked attack".
Footage captured by a witness shows the boy sitting on a bench while two male youths standing over him.
One is seen wearing a grey T-shirt and starts repeatedly throwing punches in his face while holding a knife in his other hand.
The other is seen hurling abuse at the victim before aiming further punches and kicks.
The video does not show the victim getting knifed but he was reportedly left with slash wounds in the back and thigh, according to Liverpool Echo.
He was later admitted to a local hospital but was discharged soon after.
Merseyside Police are now appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward after the attack at Botanic Park, Edge Hill at around 6.26pm on Friday, June 26.
Detective Inspector Sean Kelly-Martland said: "We believe this was an unprovoked attack on the victim following a brief altercation.
"While the victim's injuries are thankfully minor, it had nevertheless caused him a great deal of distress, and could easily have been worse.
"Part of this incident was filmed, and we believe there were others who may have witnessed it.
"If you were in the park at around 6.20pm on Friday and may have seen part of the incident or the offenders, or heard since who may have been responsible, we want to hear from you."
Anyone with information on this assault is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook "Merseyside Police Contact Centre".
You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 20000374149, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form.