A MAN was attacked with a saw as he tackled a burglar breaking into his shed.
The victim, of Mortimer Street, Pallion, was disturbed after hearing noise at the back of his home at about 7.30am on Saturday. After going outside, he was assaulted with a stolen saw before his attacker fled.
The victim, who is in his 20s, had to be taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with facial injuries.
The offender is described as aged between 17 and 20.
He is thin and was wearing a hooded tracksuit top at the time. .of the incident.