North Shields man in hospital following stabbing

A man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in North Shields.

At 4.15pm yesterday, Monday, March 24, police were called to a report of a man having been stabbed at The Nook in North Shields.

The 48-year-old man was taken to hospital, and a 23-year-old man was arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

Officers are on patrol in the area to offer reassurance to residents.

It is thought the men were known to each other.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 ext 45440.