Police appeal for information after unprovoked South Tyneside metro attack

Police are appealing for information after this South Tyneside attack.

Officers investigating an assault at a South Tyneside Metro station have released an image of a man who they would like to identify.

At about 11.20pm on January 25, it was reported that a man in his 60s was assaulted on the platform of Hebburn Metro station.

It was reported that the victim had travelled from Newcastle Central Station to Hebburn, and during that time he became aware of another man in the same carriage.

After then leaving the train at Hebburn, the victim realised he had been followed by the man – who proceeded to punch him in the face and ribs, before jumping back on the Metro.

The victim suffered a black eye and rib injuries as a result of the attack.

Enquiries are ongoing into the assault, and as part of their investigation, police have now identified a man who they would like to speak to.

He was in the station at the time and could have information that can assist police enquiries.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 010407L/22.