Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy was knocked over by a mini-motorbike at the boating lake in Newton Aycliffe.
The incident occurred at around 3.55pm on Monday (November 28) near the small wooden footbridge close to Honister Place.
The boy was making his way from school on his pedal cycle when the rider of an off-road mini-moto drove along the footpath and collided with him, knocking the teenager from his bike.
The rider failed to stop and made off eastbound from the collision, leaving his victim on the grass verge with injuries to his leg.
The rider is described as male, around 5ft 9 inches tall with a black t-shirt on, he was wearing a full black bikers helmet with visor. The mini-moto is described as green and black in colour with black numbers on the side.
The boy returned home and was taken to hospital by ambulance after being assessed by paramedics.
Anybody with any information should contact Durham Police on 101 quoting incident 0321 of November 28, the officer in the case is PC 2687 Jamie Pitt.