Attack victim left with 'several injuries' after man gets out of car to launch roadside assault

A man was left with a number of injuries after he was attacked early in the morning as he walked along a coast road.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 5:18 pm

Durham Constabulary has appealed for help after the man assaulted on the B1287 North Road, next to Seaham Hall Beach Car Park.

A force spokesperson said: “It is believed to have happened at around 6am on Monday, July 27, when the victim was walking past Tonia’s Cafe.

“The man was approached by three people in a blue vehicle who pulled up beside him and spoke with him before driving off towards Ryhope.

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Police have said a man was assaulted as he walked along the B1287 North Road in Seaham and are now appealing for witnesses. Image copyright Google Maps.

“Minutes later, the vehicle turned around and drove back towards the victim.

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"A ginger-haired man then got out of the car and assaulted the victim leaving him with several injuries.

“Police are now keen to trace the vehicle and its occupants.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Pc Owen on 101 quoting incident number 50 of July 27.

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