Nightclub slashing victim out of hospital as police renew appeal

A man has been released from hospital after his neck was slashed in an attack at a South Tyneside nightclub.The 26-year-old man was on the packed dance floor of Viva, in Mile End Road in South Shields at 2.01am on Sunday, when he was approached from behind by a man who slashed him across the neck and then made off.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 1:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:11 pm
Viva, Mile End Road, South Shields.

Police have confirmed the victim has been released from hospital and is now recovering after he was detained with ‘non life-threatening injuries.’It is believed the injured man and his assailant are known to each other.

The offender is described as a man in his mid 20s, six feet tall and wearing dark clothing.

No arrests have been made and police are continuing to carry out their inquiries.

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A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Inquires are continuing and police are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 182 of 18/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.