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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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Newcastle fans unite for terminally ill Bradley Lowery

Bradley and his mum Gemma Credit: Family photo

Newcastle United fans have started a Facebook campaign to show their support for five-year-old Bradley Lowery, a Sunderland fan, who has been told his cancer is terminal.

His family have told of their devastation, after revealing his health has deteriorated.

On Saturday fans have asked that everyone in St. James Park give a round of applause and join in chanting on the 5th minute of the game against Birmingham City in his honour.

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Alan Shearer to get CBE from Prince William

Alan Shearer is to get a CBE today Credit: PA

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer is to be honoured for his charity work.

The Premier League's all-time top scorer is to be made a CBE by FA president the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) at a Buckingham Palace ceremony.

Shearer was given the award in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June for his charitable services to the community in the North East.

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