Victim’s good Samaritans appeal

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POLICE are appealing for two good Samaritans who helped a man who had been savagely attacked to come forward.

Peterlee CID are keen to speak to two men said to have gone to the aid of an attack victim who was hit over the head with an unknown object in Easington Colliery.

The Mail reported last week that the man, aged 30 and from the village, was rushed to hospital after suffering a fractured skull and cheekbone following the incident.

The attack took place at about 4.45pm on Thursday, May 26, in Station Road, Easington Colliery, at the top of the stairway opposite Corbett Street.

Two men may have helped the victim after the attack.

Detective Constable Steven Smith said: “There were two males who apparently assisted the victim and were first on the scene.

“We would like them to come forward, even anonymously. We want to speak to them and see if they can give us any information.

“They were first on the scene, helped him and tended to him and rang for an ambulance.”

The man, who also suffered bruising to his back during the unprovoked attack, was unable to give police a description of his helpers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Con Smith on (0191) 3752611 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.