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News Release

Appeal after city centre assault

Dated: 03 Feb 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses after an allegation of an assault in Newcastle.

It happened at about 1.30am on Sunday, January 29, when the victim, a 19-year-old man was involved in a dispute with a group of other men at Grainger Street in the city centre.

The men then assaulted him, knocking him to the floor before kicking and punching him. The victim suffered a broken jaw and received hospital treatment.

The incident was reported to police on Thursday, February 2.

Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.