A MAN suffered a slash wound after a surprise attack.
The victim was in a garage at a house in Ryhope Road on Thursday morning when he claims another man ran up behind him and pushed him over.
When he stood up he realised he had a cut on his back.
It is not known what caused the injury. A 43-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack, which took place at about 11.50am.
Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 ex 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.