Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Blaydon.
A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries to his face after he was sprayed in the face with a noxious substance.
The incident happened on the evening of Thursday December 20th at Briar Close in Blaydon.
The man remains in hospital with a serious eye injury.
Anyone who has any information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is being encouraged to contact Northumbria Police on 101.