A MAN was attacked by a group of men carrying a baseball bat.
The 36-year-old man was walking through the subway at Northumberland Way in Concord, Washington, in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the attack took place.
Three men came at him from behind and one is believed to have hit him over the head with a baseball bat.
The man fell to the floor as the others started attacking him.
The victim was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, which include broken ribs.
The assault took place between 1.30am and 2.30am, as the man walked from Elliott Terrace towards Sulgrave.
Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 03456 043 043.