'Injuries consistent with assault' say police after air ambulance called to Shiney Row

Police officers are appealing for information after a man suffered injuries ‘consistent with an assault’ after an air ambulance was called to Shiney Row.

Monday, 21st December 2020, 12:44 pm

Emergency services were called to Best View, in Shiney Row, where a 27-year-old man had sustained ‘minor injuries’ which were consistent with an assault, says Northumbria Police.

Paramedics attended and requested assistance from the Great North Air Ambulance, which landed nearby in Shiney Row, before the injured man was taken to hospital by road.

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident are now appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and speak to officers.

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Police carrying out inquiries in Best View, Shiney Row.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 11.05am on Saturday (December 16), we received a report from the North East Ambulance Service that a man was injured inside a property on Best View in Shiney Row.

"We attended the scene where the 27-year-old man had sustained minor injuries consistent with an assault.

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"Enquiries into the circumstances around the incident are ongoing and anyone with information that may assist the police investigation should contact officers online at our website quoting log 379 19/12/20.

"You can also call us on 101 or report information anonymously by calling independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The North East Ambulance Service were first called to the incident shortly before 11am on Saturday.

A North East Ambulance Services spokeswoman said previously: "We dispatched a double crewed ambulance, one crew from our hazardous area response team and requested assistance from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

"One male was transported to hospital by road.”

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