Man requires surgery after Boxing Day assault in Northumberland town

Northumbria Police news.
Northumbria Police news.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a Northumberland town on Boxing Day.

At around 11.40pm on Saturday, a number of men were involved in an altercation outside of the Penny Black bar in Fenkle Street, Alnwick. One man sustained serious injuries to his leg and ankle and was taken to hospital. He underwent surgery for more than five hours and remains in hospital.

Inquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone who witnessed the assault is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1060 26/12/15.

The incident happened less than four hours before another assault in the town, which occurred outside I Won't Tell nightclub, on Bondgate Without, in which another man sustained a serious head injury and also remains in hospital.