Man attacked in North Tyneside

15 Feb 2015 11:45 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man was stabbed in North Tyneside.

It happened following a road rage incident outside Casa Antonio restaurant on Whitley Road in Benton between 7.30pm and 8.15pm on Saturday, February 14.

The incident involved an altercation between two couples from separate vehicles. Following this a man was stabbed in the stomach with what is believed to be a screwdriver.  The other couple then drove off.

The injured man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary suffering from a puncture wound and kept in for treatment.  His condition is not believed to be life threatening.

Officers want to speak to the man and a woman who drove off.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community.

Officers are still trying to establish exactly  what happened and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1207 of  14/02/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.