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Four arrested after man assaulted

Dated: 19 Aug 2014

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Four teenagers have been arrested after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.

It happened at 8.45pm on Sunday, August 17, when a 42-year-old man was assaulted by a group of youths at Royal Crescent. The victim suffered a laceration to his head which required stitches.

It's believed the assault is related to a previous incident where a confrontation took place in the street just before the assault, relating to a burglary which took place at an address at Royal Crescent on Thursday, August 14.

Those involved are known to each other.

Four males were arrested - one aged 17 for affray, a 15-year-old on suspicion of GBH, a 14-year-old for a racially aggravated public order offence and another 14-year-old on suspicion of burglary in connection with the incidents.

The 14-year-old has been charged with burglary, and the other three have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Acting DI Michelle Robson said: "We're trying to establish exactly what has happened and when and the background to these incidents, which has resulted in a man being assaulted.

"Four youths have been arrested and are helping with our enquiries, and we're speaking to a number of witnesses to establish the circumstances.

"I understand incidents such as this cause concern but I'd like to reassure people a through investigation is taking place and extra patrols are in the area to gather information and speak to local people."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1175 17/085/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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