Children may not be able to enjoy donkey rides along Cleethorpes beach any longer after two donkeys were allegedly attacked by “teenage thugs”.

John Nuttall, whose family have offered donkey rides on the Lincolnshire beach for 3 generations, said: “A lady was walking her dog across the park, where the donkeys are, and she saw these 2 young lads kicking the donkeys in the face.

“The donkeys had put their heads through the fence thinking they were getting a treat, but instead they got a kicking.

“Donkeys don’t hurt anybody. I don’t know how anyone can do such a thing.”

Mr Nuttall said that if the attacks continued, he would move his donkeys out of Cleethorpes. Humberside Police attended the scene, but did not catch the offenders.

And now a £1,350 cash reward has been offered to find those reponsible for the attacks, thanks to local business owners.