Appeal after man assaulted in Birtley

10 May 2016 13:39 PM

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed in Birtley.

Between 7:15am and 7:30am on Wednesday, May 4, a 23-year-old man was assaulted and knocked unconcious while walking in Portobello Road.

The victim can not recall seeing anyone approach him and the next thing he remembers is being helped up from the ground by a passerby.

He had £20 stolen from him and suffered serious facial and arm injuries which required hosptial treatment.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone who was in the area and who saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 141 04/05/16.


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