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A MAN suffered two fractured cheek-bones in an assault in Morpeth town centre.

The incident happened outside Seen Bar in Bridge Street in the early hours of Friday.

The 32-year-old man and his girlfriend were leaving the bar at about 2am when they became involved in an argument with a group of men, who did not have local accents. The men then attacked the victim, leaving him with two fractured cheek- bones.

He is receiving hospital treatment for his injuries.

Police enquiries are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from any witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, ext 69191, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.