Man hurt and residents threatened by gang armed with baseball bat in Sunderland street

Police are appealing for information after a street disturbance in Sunderland.
Police are appealing for information after a street disturbance in Sunderland.
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Police have launched an appeal for information after a man was injured and residents were threatened by a gang armed with a baseball bat during a street disturbance in Sunderland.

A gang of men - one carrying a baseball bat - threatened the occupants of an address in Gilsland Street in the city at 8pm on Tuesday night before making off.

A man suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

The group arrived at the street in a dark coloured Ford Mondeo.

Officers are carrying out inquiries and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1048 020816 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.