‘Horrifying’ Newcastle altercation outside Dog and Parrot sees man hit by bus

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody

A man was hit by a bus after a verbal altercation spiralled into a suspected assault outside the popular Dog and Parrot pub in Newcastle.

The incident happened shortly after 11:30 pm on Monday, September 5 when a 50-year-old man fell into the road and collided with the wheel of an oncoming bus.

He was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the other person involved, a 37-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

An eye-witnesses on Twitter, Gary Spedding, described the scene as "horrifying" and claimed that someone working as a bouncer was involved in the scrap.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 11:30 pm yesterday (Monday) Police received a report of a disturbance outside the Dog and Parrot on Clayton Street West.

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“It was reported two males had been involved in a verbal altercation before one of them allegedly assaulted the other.

“Following the altercation, one of the men, aged 50, fell into the road and collided with the wheel of an oncoming bus and then hit his head on the road.

The Dog and Parrot in Newcastle (Image: Google Streetview)

“Officers and emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The other man, aged 37, was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody at this time.

“An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact police by using the Tell us Something page on our website, quoting log NP-20220905-1269.”