TWO men were attacked by a gang after a night out.
The men were in Donnison Gardens, Hendon, when a group of about four or five men approached them.
They started attacking the men before fleeing the scene.
The 26-year-old suffered a fractured cheekbone and the 21-year-old was left with bruising on his chest.
They were both taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.
The assault took place between midnight and 12.30am on Saturday.
Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 ex 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.