A pensioner suffered a head injury after being headbutted by a motorcyclist in what police have described as an unprovoked attack.

The 77-year-old required hospital treatment following the alleged assault, which happened in Stockton on Friday (July 29).

The victim was waiting to cross Prince Regent Street, near to the Dam Healthcare Centre, when he was approached by two motorcycles.

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One, an S100 BMW, was being ridden by a rider in a distinctive multi-coloured crash helmet, who stopped and headbutted the 77-year-old before proceeding to ride across the road and damage a black VW Golf by kicking it, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, a Cleveland Police spokesperson said. 

The other motorcycle was being ridden  by two people

The victim required hospital treatment for a head injury.

The incident happened between 1.15pm and 2.45pm.

Cleveland Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information which could assist in the investigation to come forward.

The BMW bike is described as predominantly white with red and blue flashes.  The rider on the BMW was wearing a distinctive multi-coloured crash helmet with a peak on the front.

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The other motorcycle was white and red. 

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage is asked to contact Stockton CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 132807.

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