Police in Adur and Worthing are appealing for witnesses to come forward after three boys were assaulted.
The trio were at the skate park in Homefield Park, Worthing around 3.30pm on Sunday, September 1, when they were approached by a group of between seven to 15 youths.
The three were both verbally and physically assaulted by members of the group and spray paint used to cause criminal damage to their skateboards.
Prevention Inspector Allan Lowe said: “This intimidating behaviour from the group of youths is unacceptable. Using spray paint, not only on the skateboards, but on one of the victims is appalling behaviour and we are conducting a number of enquiries to identify the suspects in this matter.
“We have been working closely with partner agencies to help curb anti-social behaviour around this area.
“The individuals involved in anti-social behaviour are the minority and we know who they are. Rest assured we are working closely with partners to ensure these youths are dealt with accordingly.
“We are asking the community to work with us and our partners and report any matters of anti-social behaviour to us without delay.”
Anyone with information on the assault is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 397 of 02/09.