Suspect arrested after man left with horrific injuries in Sunderland slashing

A man has been arrested after a horrific slashing incident in Sunderland.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 12:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 12:31 pm
Liam Newby.

Liam Newby, 27, was left with a horrific facial injury after being attacked on Saturday afternoon. Read more here.Police have now arrested an 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. He has been released on police bail.

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Liam said he was approached by three men while he was out walking his friend’s dog on a path known locally as Town End Hill, in Town End Farm, at about 2pm.

One of them asked if they could borrow a lighter, and when Liam tried to oblige, he was slashed in the face with a knife. Enquiries into the incident are on-going and any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 598 020416 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.