UPDATE: Police call off search for man who offered youths cash to assault him

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are no longer looking for a man who is believed to have asked youths to assault him, in return for cash, in Alnwick.

Police received two reported incidents and it was believed the same man was responsible for both. One incident happened in Lindisfarne Road and a second at Swansfield Play Park. They were believed to have taken place on Saturday, September 5, or Sunday, September 6.

An appeal to find the man had been issued, but this afternoon, police said that a man has been spoken to by police and referred to the mental health services. They are satisfied there is no danger to the public and the man will face no further police action.