NEW information was today released by police hunting for a gang who vicously attacked a teenager, leaving him with a broken jaw.
Officers reissued CCTV images of three men they want to trace in connection with the assault on the 15-year-old, which happened after he got off a Metro in South Tyneside.
The incident happened at about 8.40pm on Sunday, September 8, in Station Road, East Boldon.
The gang followed him from the train and seriously assaulted him, breaking his jaw.
He was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment.
The young victim is now at home, recovering from his ordeal, but police have so far drawn a blank in tracing his attackers.
Police already knew that the men, who spoke with Eastern European accents, got on the Metro at West Jesmond station about an hour before the assault.
Today it was revealed that they are believed to have got back on a train after attacking the boy, and got off at Seaburn station in Sunderland at about 9.10pm.
It’s believed they may live in that area, and police are keen to speak to them about the investigation.
Anyone who recognises the men, or has any information, is asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191.