No further police action after alleged Ocean Road assaults and racial abuse in South Shields

No further police action will be taken against two men who were arrested after a group of Asian men were allegedly assaulted and racially abused in South Shields.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 12:11 pm

The caller reported that two men had approached four young Asian men at the junction with Anderson Street and racially abused them.

Two of the victims were also said to have been assaulted during the alleged incident.

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The alleged incident took place on Ocean Road in South Shields. Image by Google Maps.

Officers were called to the scene as a result of the member of the public’s call, but the victims had already left.

Two men – who matched the description of the suspects given by the initial caller – were arrested nearby and later released on bail.

An investigation was launched into the incident and officers had appealed for the victims to come forward.

But now police have confirmed that the two men arrested, aged 28 and 18, have been released with no further action to be taken.

However, officers are still appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact the force and have provided details of how any witnesses can provide information.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “The two men arrested have been released with no further action to be taken.

"Anyone who does have information about the incident is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website quoting log 1242 280621.

"Alternatively you can email [email protected]

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