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Appeal for witnesses after Newcastle assault

February 19, 2013, 1:26 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.

At 8.24pm on Sunday, February 17, police received information that a man was being treated at the RVI hospital for a broken jaw.

Following enquiries it was established the 20-year-old had been assaulted at 2.15am on Sunday, at Grainger Street in the city centre. He was approached by a man who spoke to him briefly and then punched him in the face.

The victim suffered a broken jaw and received hospital treatment before being discharged.

The offender is described as white, aged in his late 20s, about 6ft 3ins to 6ft 4ins tall, of stocky build with a large belly. He had short blonde hair and facial stubble, and was wearing a blue and white thin striped shirt.

He was with a second man who was also white, was shorter at 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall of medium build, aged in his late 20s, with short dark hair which was shorter on the sides and longer on the top, and gelled down, with a fringe. He was wearing a long-sleeved white top.

Following the assault they both walked off towards the Bigg Market area.

DC Neil Morris said: “This appears to be an unprovoked assault and the victim has suffered a broken jaw. There’s no place for violence in our communities and we’re doing everything possible to trace the man responsible for this assault.

“I’d urge any witnesses to this assault or anyone with information about who is responsible to get in touch with police at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 ext 69191, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously onĀ 0800 555 111.

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