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Newcastle supporter attacked on way to match

Any witnesses are asked to call the police. Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by a group of people as he walked to see Newcastle United play Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on Friday night.

The 35-year-old victim was targeted as he made his way along a footpath alongside City Walls at 7.30pm.

It is believed those involved fled the scene after the incident, but a short time later police in the area arrested four people on suspicion of assault.

Those arrested include two 21-year-old men and two women aged 19 and 18.

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