45-Year-Old Man Assaulted on Broadwell Road in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after a 45-year-old man was assaulted on Broadwell Road in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Thursday 27th July at 2am when the victim was helping a man whom he thought needed his assistance and he called a taxi for him.

When the taxi arrived, the man turned and punched the victim in the face which resulted in him being treated at James Cook University Hospital with a broken jaw.

Following the assault, the male suspect got into the taxi which was believed to be heading to Billingham. The taxi is described as being a red Skoda Octavia and officers would like the driver of this vehicle to come forward as they may be able to assist with enquiries.

The suspect is descibed as being a white man with a slight tan, of medium build, around 5 ft 5” tall with short dark hair. He was wearing an Adidas tracksuit top and bottoms which were dark coloured.

 Anyone with information regarding the person responsible is asked to contact PC Dan Smythe on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.