Man left with serious injuries following a brutal assault in Grindon in which attackers set a dog on him

A man has suffered a fractured jaw, eye socket and broken nose following a brutal attack in the Grindon area of Sunderland.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 3:13 pm

Detectives say that the attack took place at around 11.25am on Friday, April 16 on Gartland Road in Grindon at the junction with Gilbert Road.

It is reported that two men got out of a white Vauxhall Astra and assaulted a 40-year-old man on a grass verge by punching and kicking him repeatedly, before setting what is described as a brown Staffordshire bull terrier on him.

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Officers say the assault took place on Gartland Road, at the junction with Gilbert Road, on April 16. Photo: Google Maps.

Inquiries into the assault are currently ongoing and officers are asking for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Constable David Holcroft, of Northumbria Police, said: “This attack happened in broad daylight in a busy area. We believe there will be people who witnessed the incident and we are asking them to do the right thing and come forward.

“We are committed to ensuring those responsible are brought to justice for their crimes. There is no place for violence on our streets and we are using every tactic at our disposal in order to get to the bottom of what happened.

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“If you know anything about the incident, or think you may know who was involved, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website or by calling 101 quoting log 260 160421.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555 111.

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