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The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police has referred the force to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, over an incident that took place in a custody cell at the South Shields station.
A 25-year-old man, who had been arrested and held on suspicion of a stabbing, was left with bruising to his face during his time in custody - the cause of which is now being investigated.
Two officers have been suspended pending the outcome of the IPCC investigation.
All officers and staff working in South Shields Custody Suite have also been moved elsewhere in the force until the investigation concludes.