Manhunt underway after teenager assaulted at Newcastle bus stop

Police are searching for this man in connection with the reported assault

A manhunt is underway for a man after a teenage boy was assaulted at a Newcastle bus stop.

An investigation has been ongoing since the incident happened shortly after 3 pm on Wednesday, June 22.

It was reported that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted by a man while he was waiting for a bus on Elswick Road.

The victim had been put in a headlock before being kicked and punched by the individual causing minor injuries to his face. The man then left the scene on the bus.

Do you recognise this man?

Now, as part of their enquiries, officers have released the image of a man who they would like to identify.

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He was in the area at the time of the incident and could have information that assists the ongoing investigation.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact police by visiting the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website or by calling 101 quoting log 072876X/22.