Man fighting for life after Sunderland assault

Kitchener Street, Grangetown
Kitchener Street, Grangetown
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A MAN was left with life-threatening head injuries after an alleged assault in a Sunderland house.

Officers said the 30-year-old remains in a critical condition due to the injuries he sustained during the attack at a house in Kitchener Terrace, Grangetown.

Police were called to the terraced property shortly after 10pm on Sunday night following reports of a disturbance.

An area of the street was taped off while investigations got under way.

Door-to-door inquiries were carried out yesterday.

Neighbours said they knew nothing of the assault until the arrival of the police.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said he was helping police with inquiries.

“It is believed those involved are known to each other,” he said.

“Anyone who was in the street at the time, or may have seen anything should contact the police.”

The victim was taken to The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, where he is receiving treatment.

In a separate incident, investigations are still ongoing into an assault which took place shortly before 1.45pm on Sunday afternoon.

A 21-year-old man was attacked while walking close to University Metro station, off New Durham Road, when he was approached by a man.

He was left with wounds to his neck, believed to be caused by a knife, and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.

Police cordoned off the area surrounding the Metro station as they launched investigations.

Yesterday, a 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm. The 21-year-old man has now been released from hospital.

Police say they are still conducting investigations, and officers are patrolling the area.

Following the daylight attack, superintendent Jim Napier, of Sunderland Area Command, said he wanted to reassure the public that this type of incident is “very unusual,” but if anyone is concerned, to get in touch.

If anyone has information relating to either assault, they can contact police on the non-emergency number 69191 ext 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.