A man is in a stable condition after being assaulted by two men who got out of a car.
The 41-year-old victim had been walking in a rear lane at Richardson Street, Wallsend, when he was approached by the pair in a silver car.
They got out of the car and assaulted him, before making off.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment where he is described as being in a stable condition.
One of the offenders is described as being tall, stocky build and a bald head. The second is described as having dark hair tied back in a pony tail.
Police are appealing for information on the assault, which happened at 9am on Sunday, July 26.
Chief Inspector Jamie Pitt said: “We’re appealing for anyone who may have been in or around Richardson Street yesterday morning and have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact us.
“We recognise this will cause concern for residents but we want to reassure people that this was an isolated incident and the men involved are known to each other.
“We have extra officers on patrol in the area speaking with residents and offering reassurance.”
Anyone who may have information to help is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 440 26/07/15 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.