Metal dog chain used in alleged assault of three men at Stockton

A metal dog chain was allegedly used to assault three men in Stockton by a group of men last month.

The incident happened around 7.10pm on Thursday, June 23 on Scurfield Road, Hardwick.

Three males suffered injuries when they were allegedly assaulted by the group of men who, as well as using the dog chain on them, they also punched and hit them.

A man in his thirties spoke with the police voluntarily and a man in his twenties has been arrested in connection with the incident and released under investigation whilst inquiries continue.

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Officers believe the man in the image may be able to assist the police with their inquiries and they are asking him to come forward and speak with them.

Anyone who knows of the man’s identity is asked to contact PC McPhillips on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 108083.

Alternatively, anyone with information can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go online at

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