A man is in hospital with a serious head injury after an incident in North Shields.
Police were called to a house in Waterville Road at 2.41am on Tuesday, April 15, after a report that a man was suffering from a head injury.
He was taken to the RVI in Newcastle for treatment where he remains in a serious condition.
Police are making enquiries to establish how he came about his injury and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch, specifically anyone who saw the man or anything suspicious at Waterville Road between 2.20am and 2.40am on April 15.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 114 15/04/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.