Three men have been arrested after a man suffered 'serious' injuries in a robbery at a South Shields Metro station.
At 9pm on Friday police received a report that a 29-year-old man had been assaulted at Tyne Dock Metro Station in South Shields.
He had been approached by a group of strangers, who verbally abused and then punched and kicked him before stealing a small quantity of cash.
The victim was taken to hospital with injuries described as 'serious but non-life threatening' and has since been discharged.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident but three men – aged 35, 20 and 18 – have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
They have been released on police bail and now detectives are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.
Anyone saw what happened, or knows the man in question, should call police on 101 quoting reference number 030659X/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.