A teenager is in hospital after being assaulted in Sunderland.
At around 12.45am today, officers received a report a 15 year-old had been assaulted on Friday, August 28.
The victim subsequently collapsed and was taken to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.
It is believed the boy was assaulted by a group of five other teenagers near to Redby School in Fulwell, at around 8.15pm.
Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the community.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about those involved to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 28 01/09/15, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.