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Detectives investigate suspected stabbing in Newcastle city center after teenage boy attacked UK News

Detectives are investigating a suspected stabbing in Newcastle city center after a teenager was attacked.

At 8.20pm on Wednesday evening, officers received a report that a man had been assaulted on Westmorland Road at the junction of St James Boulevard near the Discovery Museum.

It was reported that a group of five men crossed the road in front of the victim’s car, prompting the 18-year-old driver to honk his horn. The group of men then smashed the window of his car.

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After the driver got out of his car to confront the group, he was assaulted by one of the individuals, before the group set off on foot towards the Redheugh Bridge.

Police said the victim suffered “non-life threatening injuries caused by a bladed item”. He was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Bainbridge, of Northumbria Police, said: ‘This is clearly a serious incident and the victim is incredibly lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries. A thorough investigation has been launched to identify all parties involved – and anyone found responsible for this appalling attack can expect to be dealt with firmly.

“I am now asking anyone who was in this area at the time last night and who thinks they saw a group of five men walking away from the scene, to get in touch. Likewise, if you think you know any information that might help our investigation, please contact us as soon as possible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the “Tell us something” page on their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220413-1078. You can also email

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