Teenager attacked whilst getting into Staffordshire taxi suffers fractured skull and bleed on brain

Staffordshire Police officers are appealing for information after a man sustained serious head injuries in an assault whilst getting into a taxi in Newcastle last month.

According to police sources the 18-year-old victim was attacked outside King Street Working Mens’ Club at 10pm on Friday 23 October.

Officers believe the victim was punched in the face and knocked unconscious while getting into a taxi.

The teenager sustained serious head injuries, including a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain, in the attack.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged to undergo care at home.

DC Naomi Kinnersley, of force CID North, said: “We are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the area and interviewing witnesses.

“However, I would like to appeal to anyone who saw what happened to get in touch and assist police in our ongoing inquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 352 of 24 October.

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