A TEENAGER was punched and kicked by two thugs in a "frightening" and unprovoked attack on a Newport street.

13-year-old Jordan Parton, of St Julians, was left uninjured but shaken after the assault around 6.10pm on Wednesday.

The youngster was walking to a friend's house in Bath Street after buying sweets from Tesco on Caerleon Road when he was set upon by two youths aged around 15 or 16.

The Year 9 St Julian's School pupil said the pair came at him from behind, tripped him up and pushed him to the floor, causing him to hit his head on the ground, and continued to punch and kick him.

They said nothing and Jordan was too frightened to call out for help.

During the attack his Blackberry phone fell out of his pocket and the yobs stamped on it, smashing its screen, before running off down Bath Street.

Jordan made his way to his friend's house where they called his mum Gaynor, 51, who came to collect him and phoned the police.

Jordan said: "I was frightened to death and scared. It went on for about five minutes. My first thought was that it was boys from school because I've been having trouble from them but it didn't look like them."

"I'm quite worried it could happen to someone else."

Mrs Parton said she was now nervous about her son going out on his own, adding: "I am worried because if they have done this unprovoked attack for no reason, they will do it again to another child.

It seems like they did it for fun because they didn't take steal from him they just smashed his phone to bits."

"They seem to have got a buzz out of it."

Police confirmed they are investigating and gave descriptions of the two boys.

One is described as being white, 15 to 16 years old, around 5ft 4ins tall and of skinny build.

The other is said to around the same age, of mixed race, approximately 5ft 3ins tall and of stocky build.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.