Two men assaulted

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TWO men were assaulted in a violent street attack.

They were walking along Chester Road, near Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, when a group of men ran towards them.

As they caught up with them, both victims were punched.

One of the men, a 19-year-old, suffered a head injury, which required hospital treatment.

A 25-year-old man was punched in the jaw before the offenders ran away.

The incident took place between 3.30am and 4am on Sunday.

Anyone with information should phone 03456 043 043.