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POLICE INVESTIGATE AFTER WALLSEND ASSAULT AND ROBBERY

A 25-year-old man is in a stable condition, after he was assaulted and robbed at Newcastle overnight.

Around 9.50pm, the man was on the corner of Metcalf and Cowper Streets, Wallsend.

Four men, only described as wearing dark clothing, approached him.

He was hit in the face by one of the men before the group stole his watch, mobile phone and shoes.

The man made his way to a nearby restaurant and contacted emergency services.

He was treated on the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital.

Police are investigating the incident.

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About Samantha Long

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Samantha Long is a journalist for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

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