Man held over syringe needle attack in Gateshead
- 24 April 2014
- From the section Tyne & Wear
A woman was jabbed in the hand with a syringe needle, police have said.
The 20-year-old victim, who was in a wheelchair, was attacked by a man on Wrekenton High Street.
She suffered a minor injury and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical checks.
Northumbria Police said a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and later bailed. The incident happened at about 14:00 BST on Wednesday.
Det Inst Sharon Chatterton said: "This is quite an unusual incident, which was obviously a shock for the victim."