Appeal after assault in Teams area of Gateshead

05 Apr 2016 12:29 PM

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Police are appealing for information following an assault in the Teams area of Gateshead.

At 7:15pm on Monday, April 4, we received a report of a group of youths fighting outside of the Llondis shop in Victoria Road.

Officers attended and a 20-year-old man was found with a serious head injury.  He was taken to the QE hospital and following treatment was discharged.

Due to the nature of his injuries police believe he may have been assaulted with an axe or similar type object.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding and is currently in police custody.

It is believed that those involved in the incident are known to each other

Anyone who was in Victoria Road or Queen Street around 7pm / 7:15pm and who witnessed anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 933 04/04/16.

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