A MAN was stabbed and robbed of his wallet as he walked across Newcastle's Town Moor.

The 22-year-old was heading towards the exit which crosses the central motorway on to Claremont Road, at 6pm on Sunday.

A man blocked his path and demanded that he hand over his wallet. When he refused, he was stabbed in the stomach and was hit on the back of the head, knocking him out.

He was treated at Newcastle General Hospital.

The attacker is white, in his early twenties, of slight build, 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in, with cropped hair. He was wearing a blue sports jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newcastle North CID on 0191-214 6555, extension 62947