Fan left with ‘severe facial burns’ after Greggs coffee assault before Newcastle United clash with Arsenal

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The fan had travelled up from London for the game but ended up in hospital

A fan who had travelled up from London to watch the Premier League fixture between Newcastle United and Arsenal was left hospitalised after an attack in Greggs.

Northumbria Police have released details of an incident which took place on Monday, May 16 of this year.

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At around 10:30 am on that day, the victim entered Greggs on Grainger Street where he ordered a number of items and sat down to eat.

Moments later, another man unknown to the victim, entered the shop, ordered a cup of coffee and sat down at a table nearby.

Following a brief exchange, the attacker then reportedly threw his coffee at the 28-year-old victim and then left the shop.

The victim was hospitalised and received treatment for severe burns to his face and arms.

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Ha also had to undergo extensive physio and psychological treatment as a result of the incident.

An investigation was launched by Northumbria Police and as part of their enquiries, officers have identified a man from CCTV who was in the area at the time of the incident.

It is believed he could have information which can assist, and the man, anyone who knows him, or anyone with information is asked to contact police via the Tell us Something Page on their website, quoting crime reference 057179H/22.