A man has appeared in court charged with causing actual bodily harm.
Hossein Safary, 31, had earlier faced a further charge of false imprisonment, however that count was dropped by the prosecution.
It follows an incident outside a property on Ethel Terrace at around 12.30pm on Wednesday, September 16.
Safary, of Ethel Terrace, Sunderland, was released on conditional bail to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on November 27.
Police are still appealing for further witnesses and anyone with information should contact police on 101 extension 69191 quoting reference 447 18/09/15.