POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two incidents in busy nightspots at the weekend.
A 50-year-old man was in Midnights, downstairs in the Hillcarter Hotel, in Church Street, Hartlepool, when someone threw an unknown object which hit him on the head.
The man’s scalp was cut and he was taken to One Life Hartlepool, in Park Road, for treatment.
The incident took place at around 1.15am on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, police are also asking for witnesses after a man was punched in Zeus Bar, in Whitby Street, Hartlepool, between 1am and 1.30am on Sunday.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information about either incident is asked to contact Hartlepool Police on the non-emergency 101 number.
Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.