Police investigate Newcastle assault

An investigation is underway after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.

The 21-year-old was with a group of friends when he was attacked by another man in Times Square at around 1:55am on Thursday. The victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary with a fractured skull and fractured cheekbone.

The suspect, who ran off in the direction of Central Station, is described as being around 21 years old, 6ft 1ins tall, with black hair.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.