A MAN is in a “serious” condition after an assault outside a South Shields pub.
The incident happened at 9.40pm yesterday, when police received a report that two men were fighting outside The Sand Dancer in Sea Road, on South Shields seafront.
A 27-year-old man suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. His condition remains serious.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.
Detective Sergeant Dave Wakefield, said: “We’re carrying out enquiries into this incident and believe the people involved know each other.
“The circumstances of the assault are being investigated, however, we want to remind people of the dangers of too much alcohol in particular ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
“We’d urge anyone who was in the area and may have seen what happened to contact us.”
Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.