A MAN suffered a fractured jaw in an alleged assault in Sunderland city centre.
Police received a report on Saturday night that a 19-year-old man was being treated in Sunderland Royal Hospital for a fractured jaw.
Officers say the alleged assault took place in a lane behind John Street at lunchtime on Saturday.
They are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.