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Appeal following assault in Newcastle city centre

25 Apr 2017 12:00 PM

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Police are appealing for information after an assault in Newcastle city centre.

Just before 1am in the early hours of Sunday, April 2, police received a report that a 29-year-old man had been assaulted on Market Street.

He had been trying to intervene in an altercation between a man and woman when he was assaulted by the man.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital with a fractured skull and a nasty cut to his eyebrow.

The man responsible for the attack had already fled the area in the direction of Hood Street and is yet to be identified. The woman involved is believed to have been his partner.

Thankfully the victim in the case has been released from hospital and will make a full recovery from the injuries sustained in the assault.

However police still need to find the person responsible and have now appealed for any witnesses to get in touch.

The man responsible is described as white, aged around 25, of stocky building, 6ft tall and with short mousy brown hair. He was wearing a blue jumper at the time of the attack.

Anyone who recognises the description of the man, or has information that may help police identify him, should contact officers on 101 quoting log 89 02/04/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.