A MAN sustained a broken nose after repeatedly being punched in an assault at a Darlington cemetery.

It is believed a man approached the victim in North Cemetery, Darlington, at around 9.45 am on Tuesday, December 21. 

The suspect approached the victim and punched him in the face causing the victim to fall to the ground.

He then continued to punch the victim leaving him with a broken nose.

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The Northern Echo: North Cemetery, DarlingtonNorth Cemetery, Darlington

The suspect is described as being in his 40s around 6ft and had three Jack Russell type dogs with him at the time of the incident.

Police are now appealing for information into the attack and officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or anyone who can provide further information.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Waddington on 101 then extension 209156, quoting reference CRI00374851."

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