A GROUP of men who assaulted a man near a South Shields Metro station are being hunted by police.
The 21-year-old victim was attacked at about 6pm on Friday in Olive Street, near Tyne Dock Metro.
A woman intervened and helped the victim, and his assailants fled the scene.
The victim wasn’t seriously injured and police inquiries are ongoing into the attack.
Police want to identify and speak to the woman, as she may have witnessed the assault and may be able to help with the investigation.
Officers are appealing for her to get in touch by calling 101, ext 69191.
Anyone else who witnessed the incident is also asked to contact police with any information.