Newcastle's Lascelles 'attacked' as gang 'threaten to shoot' him

EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles ‘attacked’ in violent city centre brawl as gang ‘threaten to shoot’ him and his brother

  • Video footage shows the Newcastle defender involved in a brawl on a night out
  • A group of ‘six to eight men’ allegedly attacked the 29-year-old Magpies captain 
  • It’s claimed the gang had ‘threatened to shoot’ Lascelles during the incident 

Police are investigating a city-centre brawl involving Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles in which it is claimed a gang of men ‘threatened to shoot’ the player and his brother.

Officers from Northumbria Police were called following the clash on Westgate Road in Newcastle on Saturday August 19.

Lascelles had arrived back on Tyneside following Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City and was on a night out with his younger brother and a friend. The team had been given two days off by Eddie Howe.

They had just left nightclub Chinawhite when it is said a man elbowed Lascelles’ 19-year-old brother in the throat in an ‘unproved attack’. One onlooker says the defender stepped in and pushed the man away.

It is claimed a bottle of vodka was then thrown towards Lascelles and missed his head narrowly. A group of ‘six to eight’ men allegedly then ‘attacked’ the 29-year-old and he was ‘punched from all angles’. 

Police are investigating a city-centre brawl involving Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles  

It was claimed a gang of men threatened to shoot the 29-year-old Newcastle defender

Lascelles (right) was allegedly attacked by a group of ‘six to eight’ men in a brawl on a night out

Video footage obtained by Mail Sport shows Lascelles (in the green gillet) involved in a fight

Lascelles left a club called Chinawhite when a man allegedly elbowed his 19-year-old younger brother while a bottle of vodka is said to have been thrown at the Newcastle defender 

It is said he managed to throw one of the men to the floor, but his brother was ‘punched in the face and was bleeding’. Their friend, meanwhile, was ‘kicked in the head and knocked unconscious’. It was during the fracas that the group are alleged to have said they were going to ‘shoot’ Lascelles.

In a video seen by Mail Sport, Lascelles is leaning over one of the men in the road and appears to be calling for calm when he is blindsided and punched in the face. He responds by throwing a punch in the direction of the same man.

Sources say the Nottingham-born star was acting in self-defence throughout the incident and was trying to protect his teenage brother.

The group of men then ran off before emergency services arrived and Lascelles’ friend was taken to hospital. 

Onlookers say they feared he was dead given he was unconscious for 15 minutes while paramedics worked on him. Police have since spoken to the alleged victim, although we understand no arrests have been made. Northumbria Police did not respond to Mail Sport before publication of this article.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are aware of the incident and have seen the video. They say the matter will be dealt with internally.

Lascelles, who joined the club in 2014, was an unused substitute during Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday. He has appeared 225 times for the Magpies and has been club captain since 2016.

Newcastle are aware of the incident involving Lascelles and say the matter will be dealt with internally

Lascelles (right) has fallen down the pecking order at Newcastle since Eddie Howe’s arrival 

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