A MAN was left seriously injured after a fracas in North Shields.
Police were called out just after 11pm on Sunday to Nile Street, near the Royal Arms pub, after receiving reports of a disturbance.
Three men were arrested in connection with the incident.
A 24-year-old man was found in Railway Terrace suffering from serious head injuries.
He was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
His condition was described as critical but stable following his admission.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 ext 69191.