Appeal after man attacked in park
■ Police at the scene A MANHUNT is on after an Asian man was attacked, thrown to the ground and robbed by a gang of four in a Newcastle park.
The 33-year-old was walking in Nuns Moor Park at a 9pm on Tuesday when he was ambushed.
The culprits dragged him into the park, threatened him and demanded he hand over his belong- ings, although detectives say they only made off with a phone cover.
Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses.
A spokesperson revealed the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
They said: “An investigation to identify the men is ongoing and police are now appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.
“Detectives want to speak to anyone who may have seen the attack or seen anyone acting suspiciously in the park around the time of the attack.”
Anyone who saw thes men in the area of Nuns Moor Park is encouraged to call 101 quoting log 1094 11/08/18 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.