A MAN suffered a broken jaw after being punched in an altercation at a cash machine.

The 24-year-old victim required hospital treatment following the assault in Hartlepool.

It happened at about 11pm on Sunday, May 1, in Church Street.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said it followed an altercation at the Yorkshire Bank cash machine.

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The spokesperson said: “The incident happened around 11pm on Sunday 1st May on Church Street following whereby an altercation took place at a Yorkshire Bank a cash machine.
“The 24-year-old male victim was punched to the floor and suffered a broken jaw which required hospital treatment.”

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and is currently on police bail whilst enquiries continue.

Officers believe there were a number of people present who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

One of the males present was wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with further information is asked to contact DC Laura Baker from Hartlepool CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 073143.

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Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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