One arrest as man suffers 'extensive' injuries in Sunderland attack

Northumbria Police officers have made an arrest after a 27-year-old man was found unconscious and ‘severely’ injured in a Sunderland street.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 3:07 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 3:08 pm

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault to relation to an incident which took place in Sunderland city centre on Friday, July 10. He has since been released on bail.

At around 9pm on Friday night, a member of the public flagged down police officers who reported an injured male lying unconscious outside a nightclub in the Holmeside area of the city.

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An arrest has been made in relation to the incident.

The 27-year-old was transported by ambulance to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for ‘severe’ and ‘extensive’ injuries.

It is understood that the man is in a critical condition and that he remains in hospital.

The force has appealed for witnesses to come forward, saying it is vital to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Chief Inspector Paul Woods said: “It’s unclear exactly how the 27-year-old sustained his injuries but they are so extensive that it is vital we get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding how he was found severely injured in a city centre street.

“The injured man underwent emergency surgery and is unable to assist police at this time.

“So it is of extreme importance that anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information gets in touch. We are also appealing for dashcam footage taken in the area and CCTV footage also.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked contact police on 101 quoting reference 1145 100720 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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