A MAN has been arrested over an alleged assault in South SDhields in the early hours of yesterday.
Police received reports of an assault at the rear of Ocean Road, South Shields, at about 1.50am on Sunday.
The victim, who is in his 20s, suffered minor facial injuries, and a 22-year-old man was arrested.
Officers believe a number of people may left the scene in cars after the assault took place.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw or heard anything to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference number 165 081213.