POLICE are trying to trace a man who may be able to help them solve a takeaway attack that left another man fighting for his life.
The 28-year-old from Sunderland was inside the Red Chilli in Homleside in the city centre when he was hurt in an assault.
He was admitted to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment, with its medics since contacting police to say his condition is now believed to be potentially life threatening,
A window of a door to the business was also damaged during the fracas, which happened at 2.13am on Tuesday, February 10.
A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “It’s thought the victim and his friend were in the company of another man, who they met earlier in Ttonic, and they went together to Illusions, formerly Passion, in Holmeside later in the evening.
“Officers are keen for the man to get in contact as he may be a key witnesses to inquiries.”
The man police would like to speak to is described as black, more than 6ft tall and was wearing a backpack.
He had a distinctive afro-style haircut, back combed.
The man, or anyone who knows who he is, or has information about the assault to get in contact on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 77 100215 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.