Man has jaw broken in Sunderland street attack

Derwent Street, in Sunderland city centre.

Derwent Street, in Sunderland city centre.

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Sunderland, suffering a broken jaw.

The incident happened at around 4.36am on Sunday, May 22, in Derwent Street in the city centre.

A man approached the 41-year-old male and attacked him causing him to fall to the ground.

He suffered a broken jaw and is receiving hospital treatment for his injuries.

The offender is described as an Asian male, in his early thirties, slim build and approximately 5ft 6in tall.

He was wearing a white t-shirt with a black and white shirt over the top and blue jeans.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and are asking witnesses to get in contact.

Those with information should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 673 260516 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.