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Man hit with spade in Jesmond Dene

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit in the head with a spade in Newcastle.

The assault took place at around 10pm on January 17, at Jesmond Dene.

The man, believed to be 56 years old, was assaulted and suffered a head injury. He received hospital treatment and has since been discharged.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Jesmond Dene House wins City Hotel of the Year

Video: Scott Davidson, General Manager gives his reaction to ITV Tyne Tees on winning the national award.

Jesmond Dene House Hotel has been named City Hotel of the Year at the annual César awards. The awards are given to outstanding hotels across 10 different categories, each selected from hundreds of competing hopefuls throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

Desmond Balmer, joint editor of the Guide, said: “In well-maintained gardens in a wooded suburb of the city, Peter Candler has created an exceptional hotel with a country house feel.

The Arts and Crafts mansion has been beautifully furnished with a contemporary touch yet in keeping with the period. The attentive service by a young staff is particularly praised by our readers.”