Appeal after man has jaw shattered in city centre attack

31 Mar 2017 12:15 PM

Newgate Street assault [View Full Size]

Police are appealing for information after an assault in Newcastle earlier this month.

At around 3.45am on the morning of Sunday, March 12, a 29-year-old man was walking on Newgate Street when he was approached by two men outside the Premier Inn.

The men got into an altercation at which point both of the two men punched the man in the face.

He was left with a shattered jaw and had to have a metal plate fitted in the days following on from the nasty assault.

A police investigation is ongoing into the incident but so far those responsible have not been identified.

Officers are now appealing for the men responsible to come forward and speak to police or for any witnesses who saw the assault to get in touch.

Newcastle Inspector Ricky Thompson said: "This was a nasty assault that saw an innocent bystander punched so hard they suffered a shattered jaw.

"It was a cowardly attack and we have seen in the past that these kind of one-punch attacks can easily result in somebody being killed.

"We need to trace the two men responsible for this assault so we can establish what has happened in the lead up to the incident and in the incident itself..

"If you saw what happened that evening, or know the two men involved in the assault, then please get in touch with our officers."

The first man is described as white, around 5ft11in tall, aged 20-30, of medium build and with short dark hair that was shaved on the sides. He had a north east accent and was wearing a black jacked and cream trousers.

The second man is decribed as black, around 5ft10in, also aged 20-30 and with short dark hair shaved on the sides. He was wearing skinny jeans and a black jacket.

If you are the men involved, or know who the men are, then please contact police on 101 quoting log 1232 16/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.