Arrest made in Houghton le Spring street attack as victim is left with fractured jaw

Police investigating a street attack, on Station Avenue North in Houghton, have made an arrest.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 09:38 am
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 14:31 pm
Station Avenue North, Houghton le Spring. Picture by FRANK REID

The attack happened between 4.30pm and 4.45pm on Thursday June 6, and the victim was left with facial fractures and a fractured jaw.

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A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, but was later released while the investigation continues.

Station Avenue North, Houghton le Spring. Picture by FRANK REID

Northumbria Police said that the assault took place on a busy main road and they believe that a number of passing motorists or residents may have seen something and have made a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward. Contact 101 quoting ref 789 060619 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.