Man injured in South Shields street attack

19 Dec 2017 10:55 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a man in South Shields.

It happened in the street on Raeburn Road at approximately 10pm on Monday, December 18.

A 29-year-old man was walking along the street when he was approached by three men who attacked him with what are described as a chain and machetes.

They then ran off and a silver / grey coloured car quickly left the scene soon after.

The man suffered a number of slash wounds to his limbs and was taken by ambulance to the RVI. His condition is described as serious and not life threatening.

Detective Inspector Sean McGuigan said: "This was a vicious assault and we are appealing for help from the public to find those responsible. Incidents of this nature are most unusual in this area and we know that local residents will be greatly concerned by what has happened.

"We want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to locate these offenders and we have extra officers in the area to reassure local people.

"We have a number of officers making enquiries in the area, going house to house and checking CCTV. We'd ask for anyone who may have information about this incident, to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 1140 of 18/12/17, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.