The incident happened on Saturday afternoon last. It is understood that the boy was walking along Newtownabbey, Antrim, when a car pulled up beside him.
The boy was dragged into the car and assaulted by three men inside the vehicle. He suffered severe bruising before being dumped a short distance away.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact 101 quoting reference number 1415 04/08/18.
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