Police appeal after man attacked on Metro

A man has been attacked while on the Metro.
A man has been attacked while on the Metro.

Police have launched an appeal for information after a man was attacked while travelling on the Metro.

At around 5.45pm on Sunday, July 15, Northumbria Police received a report that a 36-year-old man had been repeatedly punched on the arm and body while riding on the Metro from South Shields to Newcastle.

After getting off at Central Station at around 5.35pm, the man was attacked again by the unknown offender who punched him in the face causing a split lip and bloody nose.

Officers have described the offender as a white man aged between 30 and 35 with short brown hair.

He was wearing a blue polo shirt with a white horizontal band across the front, with black and white chequered shorts.

If you have any information please contact the police by calling 101 quoting log number 900 15/7/18.