Tyne & Wear

Teenager found beaten and burned near Annitsford

A teenage boy has been found beaten and burned by a road in North Tyneside.

The 16-year-old was discovered wandering next to the A198 Annitsford roundabout shortly before 10:00 GMT on Saturday.

He had suffered a fractured cheekbone, facial injuries and burns to his body, and is currently in hospital.

Northumbria Police said it was thought he he may have been injured at a party the previous evening and have appealed for information.

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