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Appeal following assault in Sunderland

15 Apr 2018 16:00 PM

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Witness appeal after assault in Sunderland.

Just before 1.40pm, yesterday (April 14), police received a report of an assault in Sunderland city centre.

A man was walking along Vine Place, close to Hays Travel, when a small group of people assaulted him.

The man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing and officers have identified a group of people who are assisting police with their enquiries.

Neighbourhood Detective, Kelly Scott wants to reassure the community, she said: “Incidents like this are rare and our officers are currently carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident.

“We urge anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed the incident, to get in touch with us via 101 and quote reference number 601 14/04/18.”

UPDATE Monday, April 16: 

Four males have been charged with assault and are due to appear in South Tyneside Magistrates' Court this morning.

The victim has been discharged from hospital.