LATEST NEWS: Sunderland man attacked with metal bar

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A MAN has been arrested after a vicious street assault in Sunderland.

The 47-year-old victim was in Osborne Street, Monkwearmouth, when he was approached by a man and struck over the head with a metal bar.

The injured man was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he received treatment and was released.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and is in police custody.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened between 2pm and 2.30pm on Thursday.

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.