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Five arrested after assault in Newcastle

Five people have been arrested after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.

The man, aged 30, was taken to hospital after he was assaulted on Fairholm Road in Benwell in the early hours of this morning.

He was treated for a cut to his head at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. He has been released from hospital.

Two women aged 28 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH with intent, and three men aged 18, 31 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH.

Mother and two children missing

Danielle Wright

Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old woman and her two children went missing.

Danielle Wright, from Benwell, was last spoken to on 30th January. Police believe she is with her daughters, aged five and one, in the Newcastle area.

Anyone with any information should contact 101.