A MAN who assaulted a teenager in a Jarrow play park is today being hunted by police.
It happened at 6.45pm, on Wednesday, when an 18-year-old victim was with his girlfriend in the play park of Valley View and Monkton Dene Park.
A man approached him and after, trying to start a fight, punched him in the face.
The victim suffered a possible broken nose and possible fracture to his cheek bone.
The suspect was about 18, 5ft 11ins, slim, with short, dark hair and a slim face.
He was wearing a black tracksuit top and bottoms and spoke with a local accent.
He appeared to be drunk and was with another man and two women who were around the same age.
After the assault they headed towards the Jarrow School area.
Police are appealing for witnesses to this assault to contact them on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.