Nine people were injured in an brawl outside a pub in a North East coastal town last night (Wednesday, April 17).

Emergency services were alerted to the incident near The Victoria pub on Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, shortly after 8pm.

The incident sparked a massive response, with several police units converging on the scene, along with a number of ambulances. 

Paramedics treated four people at the scene, while a further five were taken to hospital.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 8.15pm yesterday (Wednesday) we received a report of a disturbance outside The Victoria pub on Whitley Road, Whitley Bay.

“Officers attended the scene and found a fight had taken place, with a number of people requiring medical treatment. Their injuries were non-life threatening.

“A full investigation was immediately launched into the disturbance. A 22-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and he remains in police custody at this time."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to an incident on Whitley Road, Whitley Bay just before 8.15pm last night (Wednesday 17 April).

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"We dispatched our full Hazardous Area Response Team, three double-crewed ambulances, a clinical team leader and a duty officer.

"Four patients were treated and discharged at the scene and five patients were taken to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital."

Northumbria Police have appealed for information, as inquiries continue. Anyone with information can help the investigation by contacting the force on its ‘Report’ page of their website quoting log NP-20240417-0991.”