Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted with a traffic cone at a petrol station in Newcastle.
At around 12.05pm on Monday afternoon police received a report that a staff member at the Shell garage on the Great North Road in Gosforth had been assaulted with a traffic cone.
The male offender had filled up a motorcycle with fuel but was challenged by staff when it appeared that he would not pay for the fuel.
He became aggressive and then assaulted the staff member with a traffic cone before fleeing the scene on foot in the direction of The Three Mile Inn.
The victim of the assault was later taken to hospital with a suspected broken nose and cheekbone. It is also believed the motorcycle the offender left at the garage was stolen.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are now appealing for help from the public to identify the offender.
He is described as wearing all black with a white motorcycle helmet that had the visor down.
Officers also want to speak to any witnesses to the incident as there were a number of people on the garage forecourt who police have still not spoken to.
They are also keen to speak to any motorists who may have dash-cam footage showing the motorcycle in question.