Detectives appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Newcastle

Detectives at Northumbria Police are appealing for any information about the serious incident

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Newcastle have appealed to the public for information.

Officers received a report that a man had been assaulted on Westmorland Road at the junction of St James’ Boulevard near the Discovery Museum.

A group of males reportedly crossed the road in front of the victim’s car – which led to the 18-year-old beeping his horn.

The group of males then proceeded to smash his car window.

The victim proceeded to get out of his car to confront them, with reports indicating that he was assaulted by one of the individuals in a group that made off on foot toward Redheugh Bridge.

Johnson was immediately arrested by police
Johnson was immediately arrested by police
Johnson was immediately arrested by police

Detective Inspector Cheryl Bainbridge of Northumbria Police said: “This is clearly a serious incident and the victim is incredibly fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.

“A full investigation has been launched to identify all parties involved – and anybody found to have been responsible for this appalling attack can expect to be dealt with robustly.

“I am now asking anybody who was in that area at that time last night who thinks they may have seen a group of five men walking away from the scene, to get in touch.

“Equally, if you think you may know any information that can assist our investigation, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220413-1078. Alternatively, you can email [email protected].