Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Cramlington in the early hours of this morning.
The assault took place in Nelson Avenue when a 20-year-old man was getting out of his car around midnight.
He was approached by another man who punched him in the face and tried to grab him, before he managed to get away.
Police believe that the man may have been in a silver old-style Renault Megane.
He is in his mid to late twenties, around 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair and of slim build.