A football fan that travelled from London to the North East ended up with hospital with third-degree burns after he was reportedly hit with a scolding coffee.

At around 10.30am on May 16 this year, the victim, who had travelled to the area from London to attend the Newcastle United vs Arsenal football match, entered Greggs on Grainger Street, Newcastle where he ordered several items and sat down to eat.

Moments later, another man unknown to the victim, entered the shop and ordered a cup of coffee and sat down at a table nearby.

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Following a brief exchange, the offender has then reportedly thrown his coffee at the 28-year-old victim, and then left the shop.

The victim was hospitalised and received treatment for severe burns to his face and arms and has also had to undergo extensive physio and psychological treatment because of the incident.

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An investigation was launched by Northumbria Police and as part of their enquiries, officers have identified a man from CCTV who was in the area at the time of the incident.

It is believed he could have information which can assist, and the man, anyone who knows him, or anyone with information is asked to contact police via the Tell us Something Page on the Northumbria Police’s website, quoting crime reference 057179H/22.

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