Man found unconscious with fractured skull after being attacked in Newcastle park


A man suffered a fractured skull after being assaulted in a Newcastle city centre park.

The incident happened in the early evening on Saturday, July 17, when a 28-year-old man was attacked near to the band stand in Leazes Park in Newcastle.

The victim had spent the day drinking with his friend at the band stand on what was a hot day in the city.

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His friend had left the area to get food at around 5pm but when he returned to Leazes Park at around 7pm he found his friend unconscious on the ground.

They attended hospital but the victim left a short time later due to the wait in A&E. He then fell ill at home and returned to hospital two days later.

Doctors established he had suffered a fractured skull and he underwent surgery for a bleed on the brain. He is now recovering at home.

A police investigation to identify those responsible is ongoing and detectives are keen to speak to two men who were drinking near to the victim around the time of the assault.

They were described as “rough-looking”, in their 30s and wearing jogging bottoms with no shirt on.

Detective Sergeant Ryan Mark, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a violent assault that has left the victim in this case with significant head injuries.

“Thankfully he is now recovering at home but we need anyone who may have been in the area of the band stand on July 17 to contact us.

“There are two men, who were also drinking in the area of the bandstand, who we need to identify and trace. Anyone who saw these men, or knows their identity, is asked to get in touch.

“If you believe you are the men being described then we would also ask that you come forward so we can speak to you and establish exactly what has happened.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to report it online through the Northumbria Police website quoting crime reference number 080950T/21.

You can also call police on 101 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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