A MAN was taken to hospital after he was assaulted in a street.
The victim had been walking between Columbia Grange Primary School and Biddick Primary School in Washington when he was hit over the head.
The assault happened at 2am on Friday.
The man was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police; tel: 101 or Crimestoppers, tel: 0800 555 111.