Man suffers serious injuries after being knocked out in North East street

Portobello Way, Birtley. Picture from Google Images.
Portobello Way, Birtley. Picture from Google Images.
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A man suffered serious facial and arm injuries after he was knocked unconscious in a robbery.

A 23-year-old man was attacked between 7:15am and 7:30am on Wednesday while walking in Portobello Way, Birtley.

He cannot recall seeing anyone approach him and the only thing he remembers is being helped up from the ground by a passer-by.

He was robbed of £20 and required hospital treatment for his injuries.

Anyone ho saw what happened is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 141 04/05/16.