Boy, 12, assaulted near Metro station

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POLICE are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted in South Tyneside.

The incident happened about 10.30pm on Saturday, May 31, near Chichester Metro station. The boy was walking along a lane between the Metro lines and Chichester Road.

Two older youths and a woman approached him and one punched him in the face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 29727U/14.

or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111