Police officer arrested

A Northumbria Police officer was arrested in connection with an assault.

The officer, who has not been officially named, was arrested over the weekend June 1 and 2.

"An officer based in Newcastle was arrested in connection with an assault when off duty over the weekend in Newcastle.

"He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

"The officer is currently away from work while the matter is considered."

– Northumbria Police spokesman