A man has been found unconscious in a Sunderland street.
The 42-year-old man was found in Wilson Street, Millfield, near the corner of Washington Street, in the early hours of this morning. He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a serious but stable condition.
It is not known how the man suffered his injuries and whether he fell or was assaulted.
Officers are carrying out enquiries and asking anyone how may be able to help to come forward.
Anyone with information, or anyone who saw the man, should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 82 161015 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.