Man arrested and another taken to hospital with head injuries after suspected assault in Hebburn

One man was taken to hospital and another has been arrested after a suspected assault.

Northumbria Police were called to an incident on Melrose Avenue, in Hebburn, on Friday, January 20, after receiving a report of an assault outside a property.

One man was subsequently taken to hospital with head injuries.

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After the incident, a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion causing grievous bodily harm and has since been released on police bail.

The incident took place on Friday, January 20
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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 5.15pm on Friday (January 20) officers received a report of an assault outside an address on Melrose Avenue, Hebburn.

“It was reported that an offender had assaulted another man who was known to him following a disagreement.

“The victim was subsequently taken to hospital with head injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

“A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has since been released on police bail. Enquiries are ongoing.”