Man stabbed in the eye in North Shields

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in North Tyneside.

The 24-year-old was stabbed in the eye in Tintern Crescent in the town in the early hours of Sunday, December 30.

He was initially treated at North Tyneside General Hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and later transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and are appealing for help from the public.

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.