A taxi driver was assaulted in North Shields between midnight and 1am on Thursday, December 19, after dropping off five men in Compton Road. When the black VW Sharan taxi stopped, one of the men slashed the driver across the face before all five fled.
The driver sustained a minor facial injury.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and was taken into custody. Anyone with information call police on 101.