A MAN suffered a fractured cheekbone after being punched outside a pub.
The 27-year-old was stood outside the Last Orders in Rotherfield Road, Red House, talking to another man on Saturday night, when suddenly the man turned on him and punched him in the face, police said.
The victim received hospital treatment.
It is unknown at this stage the cause behind the attack, which took place between 9.15pm and 9.30pm.
Anyone with any information should phone Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043, extension 69191, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.