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.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 14 June, 2019, 09:38
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.

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.

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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.