Tyne & Wear

Women and boy arrested over North Shields hammer attack

Three women and a teenager have been arrested after a man was left seriously injured from a hammer attack in North Shields.

The 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the attack in Balkwell Avenue, shortly before 02:00 GMT on Thursday.

Police said three women aged 17, 32 and 39 had been arrested along with a 15-year-old boy.

The man's injuries are not said to be life threatening.

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