IMAGES have been released of two men who police are hoping to speak to after a teenage boy was assaulted on a tram.

The 17-year-old was assaulted while travelling between Bury and Radcliffe on the Metrolink at around 5.50pm on September 6.

According to police, the boy was hit about the head repeatedly by a gang of up to six youths.

A GMP spokesperson said: "Although no one has been arrested for this horrendous attack at this stage, the investigation is still ongoing with an officer from GMP's Transport Unit taking the lead.

"A number of statements have been obtained, including one from the victim and a witness to the incident.

"A CCTV trawl has been carried out by officers, including the movement of the alleged offenders prior to and following the attack, and an image of who the police believe to the main offender has been obtained.

"Officers remain in regular contact with the victim at this time."

The attack occurred in broad daylight in front of other passengers as the gang attempted to steal the boy's rucksack.

The 17-year-old was eventually helped from the tram by another passenger at Radcliffe.