A woman suffered injuries after falling to the floor following an assault on Wearside.
Police are appealing for information after the incident, which took place in Houghton.
At around 12.30am on Sunday, November 29, officers received a report of an altercation outside the Britannia pub on Newbottle Street, Houghton.
Officers attended the scene where a woman had been injured after falling to the floor.
She was attempting to stop an altercation between two other people, police have said.
If you have any information relating to the incident, contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 67 291115.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.