Appeal after man assaulted in Newcastle

14 May 2016 13:00 PM

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Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Newcastle.

At around 11.45pm last night (Friday) police received a report that a 44-year-old man had been attacked near to the junction of Welbeck Road and Kennington Grove in Byker.

The victim had been cycling home when he was knocked off his bicycle and assaulted by a group of four men.

Those responsible then took the bicycle and fled in the direction of Welbeck Road at which point the victim was able to call police.

Officers attended and the man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The bicycle was recovered nearby.

Enquiries are now being carried out and police want to appeal to anyone who can help trace those responsible.

The offenders are described as white males aged in their twenties or early thirties.

If you saw anyone matching their description in the area last night or have any information that could help police then call officers on 101 quoting reference 1257 13/05/16.