Elderly man victim of violent alleged assault near North Tyneside Metro station - public appeal launched

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The alleged assault took place near West Monkseaton Metro Station and left the 75-year-old man requiring stitches in hospital.

A 75-year-old man suffered head injuries and needed hospital treatment after becoming a victim of an alleged assault near a North Tyneside Metro station last month.

Officers are now appealing to the public for any information after the incident that took place shortly before 8 pm on Sunday, December 18. It was reported that the elderly man has been approached from behind by three men whilst walking from West Monkseaton Metro Station, towards the Rosemount Care Home in Whitley Bay.

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It is reported that one of the offenders then grabbed the man’s jacket whilst another attempted to search it as it remained on. As a result, the victim lost his balance and hit his head on a railing.

The 75-year-old man suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital where he required multiple stitches. He was later discharged.

The incident was reported to police and an investigation is ongoing.

The alleged assault happened near West Monkseaton Metro station (Image: Google Streetview)The alleged assault happened near West Monkseaton Metro station (Image: Google Streetview)
The alleged assault happened near West Monkseaton Metro station (Image: Google Streetview) | Google Streetview

As part of their ongoing enquiries, police have today (Thursday) issued an appeal to the public, asking for their help. Any witnesses or people in the area who may have dashcam footage, doorbell footage or may have seen anything are asked to come forward with any information which may be of help.

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Officers are focussing on the A192 Earsdon Road which is the main road between West Monkseaton Metro Station towards the Rosemount Care Home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by either calling 101, or using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website, quoting crime reference 148915U/22.