Man hurt after pub machete attack

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A MAN was injured after armed man went into a Sunderland pub yesterday.

A 51-year-old man was left needing hospital treatment, after the altercation in the Howard Arms in Roker.

At about 2.30pm, police received a report that man with a weapon had gone into the pub in Roker Avenue.

He clashed with a 51-year-old, but then did not use the machete in the attack, police have said.

The man then left the pub and walked in the direction of Church Street.

His victim was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, where he was treated for a shoulder injury, which isn’t thought to be life-threatening.

Detectives investigating the assault are asking any witnesses to get in contact.

Anyone who was in the Howard Arms yesterday afternoon, or has information about what happened, should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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