Man hospitalised with deep head cut

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident outside The Zetland Public House in Middlesbrough in which a man suffered head injuries.

The incident, on Zetland Road, happened at around 4.10am on Sunday 1st December.

A 30-year-old man left the pub when he was approached outside by a man who punched him to the head.

He fell to the ground and was then kicked in the head.

The victim required hospital treatment for a cut to his head but was not detained in hospital.

The suspect is described as a white male, of large or stocky build, with short, dark hair. He was wearing dark blue jeans, a tight white T-shirt and white footwear.

Any witnesses or anyone with further information is asked to contact DC Rachel Taylor from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.