Teenager left with injuries after alleged assault in broad daylight outside leisure centre in Northumberland

A teenager was left needing medical assistance after an alleged assault in broad daylight outside a Northumberland leisure centre.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 12:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 12:33 pm

Officers investigating the incident are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with CCTV footage to come forward.

It is believed a 17-year-old boy was assaulted outside the Hirst Welfare Centre, Alexander Road, Ashington, on January 29, between the hours of 12.50pm and 1.40pm.

Northumbria Police has confirmed the boy suffered a split lip and bruises in the attack.

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PC Beverley Keenleyside, who is investigating the incident, said: “The boy was left shaken and in need of medical assistance.

“We are appealing for anyone with information or CCTV footage to get in touch.

“Your information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could provide the crucial missing link to this investigation.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call 101 quoting log 482 290121 or get in touch via the force’s website.

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