Police appeal for help after Newcastle player Jamaal Lascelles attacked in city centre brawl
Police are appealing for information after Newcastle United player Jamaal Lascelles was attacked in a city centre brawl in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 29-year-old defender was with his brother and a group of friends when they were involved in an altercation with a group of other men outside Chinawhite nightclub in Newcastle city centre.
A video has since emerged online showing Lascelles being punched in the face.
Northumbria Police said officers were called to the scene at around 4am, but those involved had already left.
“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should use the Tell Us Something page of our website or call 101, quoting NP-20230820-0227,” a spokesperson said.
Newcastle United declined to comment.
According to The Times, Lascelles jumped in to defend his brother when he was elbowed in the head.
The player suffered damage to his ear and was also struck from behind.
His group were also said to have been threatened with being shot.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Newcastle have seen the video and believe Lascelles acted in self-defence.
Lascelles, who has featured in 225 games for the club since joining in 2015, was an unused substitute in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at St James’ Park.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the Tell Us Something page of their website. shareGoogle it