Man assaulted by gang of youths in park

Hirst Park in Ashington Credit: Google Maps

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

It happened at Hirst Park between 7.50pm and 8.02pm on Sunday May 28 when a 63-year-old man was assaulted by a group of youths.

The man had intervened as a large group of youths had been drinking in the pavilion area of the park and behaving in a rowdy manner.

Youths then attacked the man, punched him to the face causing him to fall to the ground and those responsible ran off.

Following enquiries two teenage girls aged 13 and 14, have been assisting police with their enquiries.