Man assaulted in North Tyneside

14 Feb 2015 11:34 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 27-year-old man was assaulted in North Tyneside.

Officers were called to an address in Addison Court in Wallsend at 8.17am on Saturday, February 14. The ambulance service also attended and a man with a stab wound to his leg was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary where he is being treated his condition is described as stable, the injury not believed to be life threatening.

When officers arrived the offender had already made off from the scene and police are carrying out a search of the area..

The offender is described as a white man, aged 20 to 30 years, 5 feet 8" tall, medium build with short dark hair.  He was wearing a hi-vis workman's style jacket and possibly a black woollen hat.

It is believed that both parties are known to each other.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 384 of 14/02/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.