Man taken to hospital after wood attack

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A MAN has received hospital treatment for a head injury after being hit with a peice of wood in a South Tyneside.

The 33-year-old was outside Cormorant House, Laygate when a group of men started to argue.

During the disturbance a piece of wood was thrown hitting him on the head.

A window was also damaged during the disturbance which happened at about 2.40am today (Saturday).

The injured man was taken to South Tyneside Hospital and released after treatment.

Police are carrying out house to house enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.