Schoolboy in hospital after assault near Metro station



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POLICE are appealing for information after an assault in East Boldon.

At around 8.40pm on Sunday, September 8, a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in Station Road near to East Boldon metro station.

He sustained serious facial injuries as a result of the attack and was taken to South Tyneside General Hospital then the RVI for treatment. He is in a stable condition.

The boy got off the metro at East Boldon station and officers believe that he may have been followed by three men who also got off at the same station.

Enquiries into the assault are ongoing and anyone who was in the area around the time of the assault and who saw anything is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.