A MAN suffered a nasty slash wound during an assault at a town centre pub in the early hours of this morning.

Durham police said the 'serious assault' occurred in Time Bar on Front Street, Consett, in the early hours of Sunday.

One adult male was left with a significant slash wound.

Detectives appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or has information they feel may help with the investigation to contact DC 2109 Agnew or DS 618 Hodgson at Consett CID on 101, ext 732535.