Man left with broken jaw after assault outside South Shields town centre pub the Ship and Royal
A man was left with a broken jaw after he was allegedly assaulted outside a town centre pub on bank holiday Sunday out.
Detectives from Northumbria Police hope others also out for the evening who saw the incident can help as they search for the suspected attacker.
Shortly before 11pm on Sunday, May 30, officers received a report a man had been assaulted outside the Ship and Royal pub in Ocean Road, South Shields.
The 39-year-old victim had been socialising outside the premises about 9.45pm when he was approached by a man who punched him in the face in what police say is an unprovoked attack.
He was left with a broken jaw in two places which required hospital treatment.
Detective Constable Leigh Booth said: “We are carrying out a range of enquiries into this serious assault which left a victim hospitalised as a result.
“The offender is described as a white male aged in his 40s and was wearing a grey long sleeved top, shorts and bright coloured trainers.
"He was also possibly carrying a back pack.
“We will not tolerate violence on our streets and will do everything we can to ensure the person responsible is brought to justice.
“If you were out in South Shields last Sunday evening and saw what happened, we want to hear from you.
"Your information, no matter how small or insignificant you feel it may be, could be the missing piece to our investigation.”
Any witnesses can contact police via the Tell Us Something page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 1321 300521.
Information can also be sent on via email [email protected].