A 15-YEAR-OLD Frankston youth was savagely beaten in an unprovoked attack on the foreshore near the pier and barbecue area, Wednesday 4 October.
The youth was with two female friends when he was set upon by seven older Pacific Islander and African looking teenagers and savagely punched and kicked in the five-minute fracas.
He suffered extensive bruising and even a fractured eye socket — and was then forced to hand over his white Nike TN sports shoes, mobile phone, watch and $100 cash. His 15-year-old companion who stood beside him was also attacked and received a black eye.
The gang fled over the creek footbridge when police arrived.
The injured teen was taken by ambulance to the Frankston Hospital emergency department where he spent six hours being treated. He went home that night but was readmitted for further treatment next day.
Police believe the attackers are from the Dandenong area. They are appealing for witnesses to the assault.
Anyone with information should call Detective Senior Constable Jasper Shannon, of Frankston CIU, 9784 5555 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.