A man was left with serious head injuries after being attacked in a Sunderland street.
The 34-year-old was assaulted in Brady Street at around 10.30pm, yesterday.
He suffered what police have described as "significant" head injuries and is currently receiving treatment at Newcastles Royal Victoria Infirmary.
His attacker fled the scene.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101. Callers are asked to quote reference number 1336 210316 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.