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Investigation into alleged assault on a child

Police are appealing for witnesses about a possible assault involving a woman and boy in Scarborough town centre. It happened outside Boots on Westborough between 12.20pm and 12.45pm on Tuesday 23 December. Police are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. A local woman, in her 20s, has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Police appeal: Jogger slapped on the bottom in Stakeford

Police are appealing for information after an assault in Stakeford.

A 36-year-old woman was jogging over Stakeford Bridge on Saturday evening, December 13th, towards the Half Moon pub, when a man approached her and slapped her on the bottom.

The offender has been described as being white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build and with a pale spotty complexion. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top and shell suit type bottoms.


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.


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.

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.

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