18-year-old assaulted in Sunderland

21 Dec 2016 14:26 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in Sunderland

The assault took place around 4.30am on Sunday, December 18, in Southwick Road/Kier Hardie Way. The 18-year-old was approached by two men, one of the men grabbed him and pulled him to the ground. He was then punched to the face and threatened with a screwdriver. He managed to get free but was then assaulted a second time by the men causing him to lose consciousness.

One of the men is described as 6ft, skinny build, mid 20s, white, thick stubble, wearing a black adidas hooded top and blue jeans. He spoke with a Wearside accent.

The second man is described as 5ft 6inches, large build, mid 20s wearing a light grey three quarter length jacket and blue jeans.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for information.

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 843 181216 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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