VIDEO: Shocking mobile phone footage of unprovoked attack on 12-year-old South Yorkshire boy

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This shocking mobile phone footage shows the moment a 12-year-old Rotherham boy was set upon in a violent unprovoked attack.

Josh Cooper was wrestled to the ground before being punched repeatedly around his head as he curled up in a desperate attempt to protect himself.

The shocking attack was captured on mobile phone

The shocking attack was captured on mobile phone

As a mob of teenage boys and girls - believed to be 40-strong - callously film the attack, Josh can be heard screaming and crying on the pavement in Wath during broad daylight.

Josh's mum has spoken of her fury over the attack on her son.