A MAN suffered a broken nose and arm during an attack.
Two men approached the 31-year-old and after one asked him for a lighter, the victim was punched and then fell to the ground.
The attack took place in Downs Lane, Hetton, at about 11.30pm last Sunday.
It was reported to police on July 31, after the man received hospital treatment.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ex 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.