Tyne & Wear

Man critical after Newcastle street assault

A man is critically ill in hospital after being attacked outside a Newcastle city centre bar.

The 38-year-old man was assaulted outside Sgt Peppers, in Vine Lane, at 2340 BST on Friday, Northumbria Police said.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Newcastle General Hospital, where his condition is critical.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area to contact them.

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