Police have released an image of a man following an assault in which another man suffered a serious eye injury.

A man sustained a serious eye injury in an assault in Newcastle city centre last week.

The incident took place at Rusty’s Bar in Times Square on Tuesday, August 1 at 3am.

Officers from Northumbria Police are now appealing to the public to trace a man who they believe may be able to help with their enquiries.

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The man pictured was seen in the area at the time and officers ask that if anyone recognises him or knows his whereabouts to get in touch by calling 101 quoting crime number: 95518V/23.

Alternatively, contact police on 1607@northumbria.police.uk.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said “We're investigating a serious assault in Newcastle city centre and want to trace this man.

“Rusty's bar, Times Square

“Tuesday, August 1


“It was reported that a man was assaulted and had suffered a serious eye injury as a result.

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“An investigation is ongoing into the assault and officers have now identified a man who they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

“He was seen in the area at the time and could have valuable information that can assist the investigation.

“The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact us via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 95518V/23.

“Alternatively, you can email 1607@northumbria.police.uk.”