Arrest made after man and woman are assaulted in Sunderland street attack

A man and a woman are in hospital after they were seriously injured in an assault last night.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 1:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:03 pm
Geneva Road, in Grindon, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

The attack happened at 10.50pm in Geneva Road in Grindon.

The male victim, aged 33, was taken to the RVI in Newcastle with a serious head injuries and remains in a critical condition.

The female victim, who is aged 29, was taken to the Sunderland Royal Hospital where she is also in a serious condition.

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A 41-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Inspector Sean McGuigan said: “If anyone was in Geneva Road and saw what happened or has any information that can help with our enquiries we would urge them to get in contact us as that information may be crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1406 161017 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.