A MAN has suffered a serious head injury after being assaulted with a machete in Newcastle.

It happened at about 10.30am on Thursday.

Police say two men were waking in the area of Adelaide Terrace in the west end of the city.

It was reported that a silver car has then pulled up in front of them before two men got out the vehicle and assaulted them.

A third man has then got out of a black car and joined in the assault before all of the offenders have then fled the scene.

One of the victims, aged 27, suffered a serious head injury that was consistent with being attacked with a knife.

It is now believed to have been a machete.

The man was taken to hospital but his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening and he is described as being in a stable condition.

The other victim, aged 52, was not seriously injured during the incident.

An investigation to identify those involved has now been launched by detectives and police say they confident those involved are all known to each other.

Detective Constable Simon King said: “This is a serious assault that has taken place in broad daylight in the middle of Newcastle’s west end.

“There were a number of people in the area at the time who may be able to assist the investigation and we need to speak to those individuals.

“We are confident that the victims and the offenders are known to each other and we are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances around the attack.

“But we need the support of the local community and we would ask that if anyone has information that they pick up the phone and contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to report it online at the Northumbria Police website quoting log 387 21/05/20. You can also call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.