Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and left disfigured in Sunderland.
At around 1.50pm on Saturday, April 2, police received a report that a 28-year-old man had been attacked with a knife in Sunderland.
Liam Newby had been walking along a path on the Town End Hill in the Town End Farm area of Sunderland when he was approached by three men.
One of the men then attacked the victim with a knife before the group fled the scene.
The victim sustained a serious facial injury and was able to call for an ambulance. Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital for treatment.
A photograph of the victim’s injuries has been released to show the extent of the incident but as the pictured might be considered to graphic and cause distress to some of our audience, we deiced to not leave it out of the story.
Police enquiries into the incident are continuing and extra patrols are in the area to carry out enquiries and reassure any concerned members of the public.
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information about the incident, should call police on 101 quoting reference 598 020416 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.