Man stabbed in the eye on Tyneside

An investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in the eye on North Tyneside.

The 24-year-old was assaulted at Tintern Crescent in North Shields in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was taken to North Tyneside General Hospital, and later transfered to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.