CCTV released after Felling assault
Dated: 01 Jun 2012[View Full Size]
Police are releasing CCTV footage in a bid to trace witnesses who may have information into an assault in Felling
Around 12:20am on Sunday, May 13, a 36-year-old man was walking between Wellington Street and Felling Metro Station when he was assaulted by a group of men - believed to be three.
He was knocked to the ground and kicked and punched. He suffered cuts and bruises to his face and attended hospital for treatment.
The men took a small amount of cash and cigarettes and then fled the scene.
CCTV from the area shows around the time the assault took place there were a number of people in Wellington Street and Felling Metro station and who could have information about the attack and police are trying to trace them.
DC Shaun Atherton, of Gateshead CID, said:"The footage that we are releasing shows the victim in the moments after the attack.You can clearly see he is injured and staggers as he crosses Wellington Street and off camera."
"The second clip shows a woman who was walking in Sunderland Road just after the assault took place and who may have witnessed the incident. She was on her mobile phone and was walking from the direction of Pear Tree pub towards Felling Metro Station."
"The last clip is of a taxi picking up a fare who was waiting next to the bus stop just across from where the assault happened. We want to trace the taxi driver and the passenger."
"I must stress that these people are witnesses and are no way involved with the assault. We simply need them to make contact with us and we can arrange to speak to them and find out if they saw anything on the night the assault took place.
"We are continuing to appeal for anyone who was at Felling Metro station in the early hours of Sunday, May 13, to contact us with any information. We have a number of CCTV images of people who we know were at the station around the time of the assault and we may consider releasing this images to help us trace further witnesses if needed - I'd ask anyone who thinks they can help to contact us as soon as possible."
Anyone who has any information into the assault is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.