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Man has brick thrown at head in homophobic assault

The teenager was assaulted on Monday near Hollis Academy in Saltersgill, Middlesbrough. Credit: Google maps

An 18-year-old man suffered head injuries after a brick was thrown at him during an homophobic assault.

The teenager was assaulted at around 8:30pm on Monday on the cycle path near Hollis Academy in Saltersgill, Middlesbrough.

The victim was approached by a group of men who subjected him to homophobic abuse and then threw a brick at the back of his head.

The group of men then ran off in different directions and one of them was described as wearing a mustard coloured 'puffer' style jacket.

The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he was treated for head injuries. He has since been released.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact PC Josh Parry on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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