Appeal after Alleged Assault in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged assault in Hartlepool.

The alleged incident is reported to have happened at around 4pm on Wednesday 23rd May at the benches next to the Cenotaph in the town centre.

A group of 8 to 10 males and females allegedly gathered around two males. As one of the group allegedly poured a fizzy drink onto a 17-year-old male, another victim, aged 16, reportedly intervened and was punched in the face, leaving him with a black eye.

A 16-year-old male has been reported for summons for assault. He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court at a later date.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Lorene Haworth on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 091859. Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.