Man assaulted in Byker

Police are appealing for information after man was assaulted in Byker in Newcastle.

It happened just after midnight on Boxing Day on a path outside a house in Shields Road.

A 25-year-old man was struck with a glass and suffered facial injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and later released after treatment.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact Northumbria Police on 101.