Police probing video of violent assault at Birtley gym after footage goes viral

A video appearing to show a violent attack in a gym is today being probed by police.

Officers from Northumbria Police have appealed for information about the footage, which has been circulating on social media for more than a week.

Reportedly filmed at Birtley Boxing Club, in Gateshead, the clip shows a man, appearing to be wearing knuckle-dusters, repeatedly punch another man.

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The victim is knocked to the floor where he can be seen bleeding as the attack continues.

Another man is also seen holding what looks like a large machete-style knife in the background.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media showing an assault at a premises in Birtley. Anyone with information should contact police.”

Anyone with information should call Northumbria Police on 101.

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