Hamden police have arrested four 13-year-olds suspected in the vicious attack of an 11-year-old boy.
Police said they responded to Pine Rock Avenue and Helen Street around 5:30 p.m. Friday after the assault was reported and a witness said four teens threw the 11-year-old victim onto the sidewalk and stomped on his head.
As the victim was being beaten, two of teens filmed the attack, police said.
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During the assault, the attackers asked the victim if he had a cell phone and his sneaker size, according to a news release from police.
The victim suffered head and facial injuries and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Police said a sergeant found the four 13-year-olds walking on Elmer Avenue soon after and they were charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
They are due in juvenile court in New Haven on Sept. 28.