Dog walker assaulted

A DOG walker was assaulted last night while walking his dog.

The 20-year-old man was walking in an alleyway on Blackhill Avenue, Wallsend, at around 11pm last night, Sunday, October 28, when he was confronted by another man who assaulted him.

He suffered a wound to his arm which needed to be stitched. The victim was later released from hospital. There is no description of the person responsible.

Anyone who was in the area and saw any disturbance is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.