Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man in Newcastle.
It happened between 1am and 1.30am, the early hours of Saturday, October 17. The 22-year-old man was walking along Linhope Road in West Denton near an alleyway after a night out. He then saw two men approaching him, one walked off while the other came over to him and assaulted him punching him and biting him, causing an injury to his ear. The injured man then managed to get away and then called for help.
The offender is described as white, aged 21-22 years old, 6 feet tall, slim build, with short dark hair and a pale complexion. He was wearing a blue coloured hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.
The injured man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
Police are appealing for witnesses anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact them.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1252 of 18/10/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.