Policewoman knocked unconscious in South Shields

A Northumbria policewoman has been assaulted and knocked unconscious while on duty in South Shields.

The officer received injuries to her head and face while attending a disturbance on Stoddart Street at about 21:30 BST on Friday.

She was taken to hospital but later released. A 26-year-old woman has been arrested and remains in police custody.

Northumbria Police said the behaviour was "totally unacceptable" and appealed for witnesses.

Supt Steve Howes added: "Our officers are here to protect the public and ensure they are kept safe. I want to strongly reassure the victim, our officers and the public that we will be taking robust action anyone responsible."

In a separate incident three Northumbria Police officers were taken to hospital after ammonia was thrown at their faces at Muswell Hill in Newcastle.

Two were discharged and one received treatment for a burn to his eye.

A man and a woman have been arrested and remain in police custody.

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