Woman assaulted in Jesmond

14 Jul 2016 12:37 PM

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Police are appealing for information after an assault in Jesmond.

At 1:25am on Thursday, July 14, police received a report that a woman had been assaulted while walking in Shortridge Terrace.

She had been approached by a man who struck her in the back of the head with an object, thought to be a hammer, knocking her to the ground.

The woman was taken to hospital with a head injury and has received treatment.

Her attacker is described as being around 5ft 7ins tall, of short / stumpy / fat build, bald and was wearing a black / dark T shirt and dark jeans.

Officers are in the Jesmond area this morning checking CCTV in the local area and carrying out enquiries.

Central CID Detective Sergeant Tam Fowler said: "Anyone who recognises this man from the description we have issued, or anyone who has seen this man in the Jesmond area late last night / early this morning, is asked to contact us straight away.

"This is a very concerning incident and appears, at this time, completely unprovoked.

"We are speaking with the victim this morning, supporting her and have officers in Jesmond trying to gather as much information as possible. If you have anything that could help us then please contact us straight away."

Anyone who recognises the man or who has any information that could help with enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 54 14/07/16.

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