Ammonia thrown in man's face during Cowgate raid

Balaclava-clad raiders smashed windows at a man's Tyneside home before squirting ammonia in his face, police said.

The 45-year-old was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after he was attacked in Cowgate on Saturday.

Two male suspects struck on Ponteland Road just after 21:00 BST, Northumbria Police said.

The victim was released from hospital after treatment.

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