Appeal after man left with facial injuries at Sunderland vs Swansea

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POLICE are appealing for information after a man was left with a serious facial injuries at Sunderland’s last game of the season.

The incident happened at about 3.50pm on Sunday, May 11, at the Stadium of Light, when a 40-year-old man was waiting in a queue at the concourse underneath the South Stand during half time at the Sunderland v Swansea match.

The suspect became agitated and punched the victim in the face, resulting in him receiving fractures to his right cheek bone. The incident was reported to police the following day, May 12.

Enquiries have been carried out to trace the man, including working closely with Sunderland Football Club, and police are appealing for witnesses.

The offender is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall with shaved hair to the sides and longer and curly on top.

Police are appealing for those who were in the stadium at the time and who saw what happened to get in touch with them. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 50 12/05/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.