A MAN was left in hospital after suffering a serious head injury in an assault in Sunderland.
Police were called out at 9.25pm last night after the attack in Toward Road.
The 38 year-old man was taken to hospital where his condition is described as non-life threatening.
It is believed a white iPhone was also stolen.
Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1205 02/04/14, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.