A MAN is in hospital with suspected serious head injuries after an attack where it is suspected he was kicked as he lay on the ground.
The 23-year-old was assaulted on Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery. He was taken to Sunderland Royal, where he remains, with police waiting to hear from doctors about the full extent of his injuries.
The incident happened on the street near to JT Finns bar. Two men in their 20s from the village have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
They have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Anyone with information about the disturbance, which happened at 3.50pm on Tuesday, is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.