Tyne & Wear

Man injured in Newcastle machete attack

A 40-year-old man was seriously injured in a suspected assault with a machete in Newcastle.

Emergency services were called to the Ripley Terrace area of Walker, shortly before 0530 BST.

Northumbria Police said he suffered "significant" lacerations to his left arm and wrist and a cut to his head.

They are appealing for anyone who was in the area or who witnessed the attack to contact them.

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