Tees

Man punched giving chase to vandals on Teesside

A man was punched in the face after he chased vandals who smashed his window with a bottle.

The victim was watching TV at his home in the Meadows, on the Lakes Estate, Redcar, in the early hours of Friday when he heard a disturbance outside.

A window at the back of his home was then smashed and he went out to confront a group of men and women.

The man gave chase and when he caught up with them he was attacked suffering swelling to his eye.

He was also knocked to the ground and suffered cuts to his face.

His attackers ran off in the direction of Mersey Road.

One of his attackers was described as being a man, about 6ft (1.8m), with blonde hair and wearing a blue jacket.

Another was a woman, about 5ft 4in tall, with blonde highlighted hair and wearing a black vest top.

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