Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Gateshead.
The incident happened around 7pm on Monday, October 13, on Whitehall Road, just off Saltwell Road. A 41-year-old man suffered a head injury and was taken to the RVI for treatment.
It’s thought his injuries were caused after he was struck with a hammer.
Two men aged 22 and 25 have been arrested on suspicion of GBH.
Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and offering reassurance.
Anyone who saw what happened, or has information, and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact officers.
Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1065 131014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.