Victim attacked in Darlington street left scene before police arrived

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POLICE are appealing for information after a man was injured during an incident in a town centre.

Officers say the man was attacked by a gang at about 2am on Saturday, January 12, in Church Row, Darlington.

The victim is understood to have been involved in an altercation with a woman next to a telephone kiosk near Foffano’s restaurant when he was assaulted outside the Boot and Shoe pub, in Church Row.

Two men, aged 22 and 25, and a woman, aged 23, all from Darlington, have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of assault.

PC Stew Walker, of Darlington police, said: “The incident has been recorded on CCTV but the victim left the scene before officers arrived.

“We believe the victim was with another man and I would urge them to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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