Man suffers head injuries in street axe attack.
A MAN suffered head injuries when he was attacked with an axe outside a Chinese takeaway in Newcastle at around 9.25pm on Saturday night.
Northumbria Police Northumbria Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the areas of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear in England. The service is the sixth largest police constabulary in England or Wales. As of April 2005, the current Chief Constable is Mike Craik. were called to the scene at Downend Road, Westerhope, and found a 27-year-old man with head injuries. He was taken to Newcastle General Hospital.
A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm grievous bodily harm
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Joyce Redhead, 45, who lives opposite the Jade Garden restaurant, was one of the first to contact the emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' during the incident.
She said: "I was just sat at home watching television when I heard some really loud shouting and screaming from outside. I went out to have a look and there was something going on across the road.
"I think one of the lads who lives on the street above the Chinese takeaway was banging on the door and shouting at someone.
"I called the police then but it all seemed to go quiet.
"Then a few minutes later, it started again even louder and this time I heard someone shout that they had been axed in the head. He was shouting 'look what they've done to me, look what they've done to me'.
Then about eight police cars and an ambulance turned up and he was taken away.
"There have been one or two arguments across the road before but nothing like this."