Appeal after man injured in street attack

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DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a man needed hospital treatment following a street attack.

Police said the 55-year-old victim was taken to the Sunderland Eye Infirmary after a disturbance outside Thandis newsagents’ on Front Street in Shotton Colliery, just after 5.50pm last Friday.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and after being questioned was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the officer in the case – Detective Constable Helen Tindale – via the 101 non emergency number.

Alternatively they can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.