A town councillor is 'appalled' by an assault in the town centre.

County Cllr Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, is the latest person to have a say on the incident that occured on Saturday, June 11.

The attack happened around 1pm outside the Co-op in Prudhoe town centre where a market staller had been attending a stall and a group came and threw flour and eggs over them.

The group of offenders then ran away.

Cllr Stewart said: "I am disgusted by this unwarranted attack which occurred during daylight in Prudhoe town centre and would encourage anyone with information to contact the police or crime-stoppers."

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We are investigating a report of assault outside the Co-op on Front Street, Prudhoe, shortly after 1pm on Saturday (June 11).

“It was reported that a group of offenders ran over to the victim who was working on a market stall and proceeded to throw flour and eggs in her direction before making off.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved and anybody found responsible can expect to be dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220611-0513.”