POLICE are appealing for help after a teenager was attacked and robbed by a group of people who said they had just left a wake.
The 16-year-old was walking alone on a pathway near Campbell Park Road in Hebburn, when a group of men and women walked towards him.
Two men punched him in the face and stole a small amount of cash.
He heard one of the women say they had just been to a funeral wake at a pub.
The first attacker is described as about 18, 5ft 10ins or 5ft 11ins, of medium build, with light blond hair and short back and sides.
He was wearing a black suit with a white shirt with a red pattern on it.
The second attacker was about 35, with a very red complexion and bad skin. He had short, shaven hair and looked almost bald.
He had white facial hair, was 5ft 8ins, of medium build and had a hunched posture. He was wearing a blue tracksuit top.
Anyone with information about the robbery, which happened at 7.30pm on July 2, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 037562G/13.