A Jaguar car was abandoned after crashed through two sets of railings near social club.
Northumbria Police was called to Oswald Street in Whiteleas, South Shields, at 11.50pm last night when officers received a report of a collision.
When they arrived, they found a black Jaguar XF Portfolio had driven down the embankment besides Whiteleas Social Club and through two sets of metal railings, causing extensive damage.
A force spokesman said: "The occupants fled the vehicle and police are carrying out a number of enquiries to try and identify them.
“Officers attended the scene and are currently investigating the incident.
“Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 101 quoting log 1111 11/04/18 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”