27/03/2017 Hartlepool

28-Year-Old Man Assaulted in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after a 28-year-old man was assaulted on York Road, near to the car park to the rear of Yorkshire Bank in Hartlepool.

The incident occurred between midnight and 4am on Friday 10th March when the victim was approached by a man who assaulted him and bit part of his ear off.

As a result of the attack the victim received treatment at James Cook University Hospital.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Constable Rob Coffey on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.