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News Release

Allegation of assault

Dated: 19 Feb 2012

Police are investigating an allegation of an assault in Sunderland.

At 8.35pm on Saturday, February 18, police received a report that a 19-year-old man was receiving treatment for a fractured jaw at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Current information describes the assault as happening at lunchtime on Saturday and reports that the victim was assaulted in the rear lane of John Street.

Police are carrying out enquiries to establish the exact circumstances and are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.