A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was beaten up and robbed by three thugs in Lepton.

The youngster from Dalton was on Highgate Lane at 9.10pm last night when the three demanded his phone.

He was punched, headbutted and kicked.

They stole his phone before running off towards Penistone Road.

The victim suffered facial and head injuries.

A police spokesman said: “The main attacker is known to frequent the Lepton and Kirkheaton areas.’’

He is white, aged 18 or 19, 6ft 3ins and wore a white scarf across his face, a black jacket, black hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.

The two others are 5ft 8ins and wore dark hooded tops.

Contact detectives in Huddersfield on 0845 6060606.