A 14-year-old deaf boy has been assaulted while playing with friends at Van Asch College in Christchurch.

The unprovoked attack was carried out on Saturday evening by two white males as the boy played spotlight on the grounds of the Sumner school.

Two white males, one wearing a blue cap and the other wearing a white cap, approached the boy while his friends were hiding as part of the game.

After realising the boy was deaf and initially turning away, the attackers then turned around and ran directly at him.

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One male punched the boy in the face and kicked him in the thigh. Police said it was believed both the attackers had been drinking.

The boy was taken to the Bealey Ave 24 hour surgery for medical attention.

Christchurch police have asked for anyone with information about the attackers identity to contact them.