A MAN suffered injuries to his neck after being assaulted in Newcastle city centre tonight (Tuesday).

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Police were called to Grainger Street in Newcastle city centre at 5.09pm following reports of an assault.

"Officers have attended the scene and an investigation is underway. A man has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment to a neck injury."

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A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 953 of 10/06/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.