A woman was left needing hospital treatment after being assaulted by a man during a street attack.
The 49-year-old victim had been walking along The Broadway, Tynemouth, between 1am and 1.23am on Saturday when the incident happened.
She was punched by a man in the street.
She was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries.
Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses.
A man has been arrested and released on police bail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 116 090716 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.