Baseball bat attack outside South Shields pub

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A MAN suffered a fractured collar bone after being attacked by a gang armed with a baseball bat as he left a South Tyneside pub.

The 27-year-old had been in the Red Duster, in Whiteleas Way, South Shields, when an argument broke out between a group of people.

When he left the pub later, he was attacked by a gang wielding a baseball bat.

He was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital with a fractured collar bone.

Police believe a number of people were involved in the assault, which happened at about 11pm on Friday.

Anyone with information on the attack or the disturbance in the pub is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.