Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles caught up in city centre ‘attack’ after night out

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Jamaal Lascelles was reportedly leaving nightclub Chinawhite when the brawl took place.

A gang reportedly threatened to ‘shoot’ Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles during a fight which took place in the city centre last week.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the defender was involved in a brawl on Westgate Road on Sunday 20th August, a day after the Magpies’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

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Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles lifts the Sela Cup.Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles lifts the Sela Cup.
Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles lifts the Sela Cup. | Getty Images

According to reports, Lascelles was on a night out with his brother and a friend having been given two days off by Eddie Howe. After leaving nightclub Chinawhite the footballer’s 19-year-old brother was allegedly elbowed in the throat while it is said a bottle of vodka was thrown at the defender, narrowly missing his head.

A video of the attack has been shared widely across social media and shows Lascelles himself being attacked by a group of men on the busy street. An onlooker told the Daily Mail he was ‘punched from all angles’ and it has also been claimed the captain’s brother was left bleeding while the friend was knocked unconscious.

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Jamaal Lascelles | Getty

Sources say Lascelles acted in self-defence, with the club being aware of the incident. On Sunday, the 29-year-old was an unused substitute during Newcastle United’s home defeat to Liverpool.

Police are currently investigating the incident and no arrests have been made.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 4am on Sunday, August 20, we received a report of disorder involving a number of people on Westgate Road, in Newcastle city centre.

“Officers attended however it is believed that those involved had already left the scene before they arrived.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should use the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or call 101, quoting NP-20230820-0227.”

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