THREE women and a teenage boy have been arrested in North Shields after a man was assaulted with a hammer.
Officers were called to Balkwell Avenue in North Shields on Thursday November 17 at 1.52pm after reports of the incident.
The 30-year-old man was found to have serious but not life threatening injuries.
The three women include a 17-year-old, 32-year-old and a 39-year-old.
Police are appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident to contact them on 03456 043 0430hext 69191