Man found with head injury near South Shields bar after suspected attack

A man was found with head injuries after emergency services were alerted to a suspected assault.

Thursday, 25th July 2019, 5:11 pm
Updated Friday, 26th July 2019, 10:24 pm
An ambulance near the scene of Thursday's incident.

Both Northumbria Police and North East Ambulance Service were called to Ocean Road, South Shields, following an incident on Thursday afternoon.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 3.40pm, police received a report of an assault on Ocean Road, South Shields.

“A man was found near the Can Can Bar with an injury to his head.

An ambulance near the scene of Thursday's incident.

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“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “At 3.31pm, an ambulance attended Ocean Road, in South Shields, for a man with a head injury.

“It would appear the person did not need the ambulance and was not taken to hospital.”

Anyone with any information about the alleged assault is urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101, ref 772 25/07/19.