Witness appeal after Newburn assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.

The assault happened in the early hours of Sunday (December 23rd) morning on Millfield Close in Newburn.

A 23-year-old man had been at a houseparty and had left to get a taxi.

He was assaulted by one man whilST waiting for a taxi in the street, and during the attack part of his ear was bitten off.

The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and was later released after treatment.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and are appealing for witnesses.