Man attacked with hammer in Ashington

Police want to speak to this man in relation to the incident Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to after a man was attacked with a hammer in Ashington.

A man was approached on Third Avenue on the afternoon of Friday 1 March and was hit over the head with a hammer. His attacker then fled the scene.

The man was left with a cut to his head, but managed to get a photo of the man who police want to speak to in connection with the assault.

His attacker is also believed to have been in the company of a number of men on motorbikes.

Anyone who recognises the man in the photograph, or who may have witnessed the incident, is being asked to contact police on 101.


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