Appeal after serious assault at address in Newcastle

24 Jul 2017 12:00 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Newcastle.

At around 11.15am on Saturday morning (24/7) police received a report that a man had been assaulted at an address on Wigmore Avenue in Walker.

Emergency services attended and a 43-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service also attended to extinguish a fire that had been started at the property.

Enquiries are ongoing into the assault but police have already arrested two men - aged 35 and 18 - and a 40-year-old woman in relation to the incident. 

The 35-year-old man remains in police custody, the woman has been released on police bail and the teenager has been released with no further action.

Extra officers will be in the area today to carry out their enquiries and to reassure any concerned local residents living in Walker.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Woods said: "This is a really nasty assault that has left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

"We have one suspect in custody at the minute but we still need help from the public so we can establish exactly what has happened.

"Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area on Saturday morning needs to get in touch with us as they could assist the investigation.

"This happened in the middle of a Saturday morning and we are confident there will be key witnesses who haven't yet spoken to police. We would urge them to come forward."

If anyone has any information that could help police then they should call detectives on 101 quoting log 407 24/07/17 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.