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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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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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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