Manhunt launched after man 'glassed' in Prudhoe

Police are hunting for a man believed to have launched a violent glass attack in a pub carpark

The West Wylam Inn in Prudhoe
The West Wylam Inn in Prudhoe

Police are hunting for a man believed to have launched a violent glass attack in a pub carpark.

Detectives want to speak to Stephen Waters  - also known as Stephen McGlasson - after a man was assaulted in Prudhoe. The victim, named locally as Adam Johnson was slashed across the arm neck and face with a glass, in the carpark outside the West Wylam Inn.

Mr Johnson, who is in his early 40s, spent three days in hospital after the attack during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are now appealing to the public to help find Waters.

It is understood that Adam, a mechanic from Prudhoe, was drinking in the West Wylam on Friday night before he was attacked in the carpark behind the pub at just before 1.20am.

Police were called and as Adam was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary an investigation was launched.But so far no one has been arrested.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Police are carrying out inquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community.

“Officers want to speak to 37-year-old Stephen Waters, also known as Stephen McGlasson, from Prudhoe in connection with the assault.”

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