Man assaulted in taxi rank

26 Aug 2016 16:42 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a taxi rank in Northumberland.

It happened in the Market Place in Morpeth at 1.50am in the early hours of Sunday, August 21. A 58-year-old man was in the taxi queue when he intervened in a argument. He was assaulted by a man, suffering punches and kicks to his face.

The offender then left with another man in a taxi. The injured man went to Cramlington Hospital with a head wound and was released following treatment.

The offender is described as a white man, aged mid 20s to mid 30s, approximately 5 feet 8 -10" tall, medium build with dark hair a Newcastle accent wearing a grey polo shirt.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 133 of 21/08/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.