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Whitley Bay assault

Police are investigating following an assault on a 16-year-old boy.

Officers were called to a grassed area opposite the Briardene Pub, on The Links, in Whitley Bay, at 11.37pm, on Sunday (May 11) following reports that a youth had been stabbed, suffering a puncture wound.

He was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he was released after further treatment.

The teenager had been walking along The Links when he was approached from behind and assaulted by an unknown offender who ran off.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community.

Three arrested following Newcastle assault

Police investigating an assault in Newcastle have arrested three people.

At around 11.45pm on Friday, April 11, officers received a report that a 15 year-old boy had been assaulted by a group of men in Elswick.

The teenager was taken to hospital with injuries to his eye and nose.

Three male youths, one aged 17 and two aged 16, have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Witness appeal following York assault

Detectives in York are appealing for witnesses after an assault in the city.

It happened at around 11.55pm on Wednesday 19 March on St Johns Crescent when a 24-year-old York woman was punched in the face.

As a result of the incident the victim suffered a fractured cheekbone and black eye.

Afterwards the man ran from Penley's Grove Street, using an alleyway which leads to Jackson Street.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early to mid-thirties, around 6ft tall with a slim build, and short dark hair.

At the time he was wearing a dark slim fitting waist length jacket, slim fitting dark jeans and black shoes.

Newcastle pub assault victim dies

A 65-year-old man who suffered a serious head injury in an attack outside the Beehive pub in the High Bridge area of Newcastle on January 28, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning (February 7). He has been named as Kenneth Brough, of Sycamore Street, Lemington, Newcastle.

Officers made arrests on the night of the assault which resulted in one man being charged. 20-year-old Sean Lee Sillet of Bondicar Road, Hadston, Morpeth, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on, January 30.

A 57-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault remains on police bail. Police are continuing to ask for any witnesses to the assault to come forward as enquiries continue.

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Man in coma following brutal beating

A man is in a coma following a brutal beating in Middlesbrough.

42-year-old Gerard Williams was attacked with a wooden weapon, possibly a cricket bat or a baseball bat, on Thursday night.

He suffered a fractured skull and broken arms and legs.

Today (February 3) officers held a press conference as the search for his assailant continues.

Jonny Blair reports.

Police appeal after unprovoked assault


York CID are appealing for information after a man’s leg was broken during an unprovoked assault in the early hours of Friday (31 January).

The victim was attacked by two or three men at the junction of Howe Hill Close and Sowerby Road in the city.

The men assaulted the 22-year-old victim with a metal pole and a hammer, leaving him with a bruising all over his body and an open wound where his leg was broken.

The victim was taken to York District Hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

“This was an unprovoked and violent assault which has left the victim with serious injuries.

"It’s vital that we find out who is responsible and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help the investigation to call the police without delay."

– Detective Constable John Phillips, York CID

Man assaulted in Gateshead

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 25 year old man was attacked in Gateshead after a run in with a group of men.

It happened in the early hours of Friday, December 27th at 12.50am after the man left the Ye Old Cannon Pub at 12.30am. He began talking to a group of men near a taxi rank on Durham Road in Low Fell, then was hit from behind across the head. He was taken to hospital and released after treatment.

Northumbria Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch on 101.

Police appeal for witnesses to Catterick assault

Catterick police are appealing for information following an assault in the town.

It happened at 2.30am on Thursday December 12 on Catterick Road, near Darlington College.

Two men from Catterick Garrison, aged 25 and 29, were assaulted by two other men. The victims received minor head injuries.

One of the men was taken to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton for treatment.

The first suspect is described as a white man who is short and stocky, with short brown hair. He was wearing a navy blue jumper with white writing on front.

The second man is around 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a zip-up hoodie with writing in the shape of a rainbow on the front.

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