Newcastle, a city renowned for its fervent football supporters, became embroiled in controversy after Jamaal Lascelles, the team captain of Newcastle United, was said to have been involved in a violent altercation.
- Lascelles and his brother were attacked at Newcastle following the team’s defeat to Man. City.
- Lascelles’ brother was first involved in the altercation before he stepped in to defend him.
- He and his brother were threatened to be shot by one of the assailants.
After Newcastle’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City, the incident happened early on Sunday, August 20.
This season, Lascelles, who has yet to play for Newcastle, was seen on camera fending off a group of guys outside The Mile Castle bar in the heart of the city. The alleged unprovoked attack on Lascelles’ 19-year-old brother appears to have started the confrontation. Lascelles intervened to defend his sibling but was allegedly hit in the face when a bottle was hurled in his general direction.
As Jamaal Lascelles chased several of the assailants down the street and apparently threw fists in their direction, the altercation intensified. During the commotion, Lascelles’ companion was kicked in the head and left unconscious on the ground, while his brother was hurt on the face. Surprisingly, one of the attackers allegedly threatened to “shoot” Lascelles and his companions during the confrontation.
When Northumbria Police arrived, Jamaal Lascelles’ mate was already unconscious and receiving care from paramedics. Newcastle United refuses to respond to inquiries about the event. Lascelles, who joined the team in 2014 and was named captain in 2016, has yet to play this season and was an unused sub in the game before the incident.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 4am on Sunday, August 20, we received a report of disorder involving a number of people on Westgate Road, in Newcastle city centre.
“Officers attended however it is believed that those involved had already left the scene before they arrived.
“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should use the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or call 101, quoting NP-20230820-0227.”