Two arrested after man left with serious head injuries in Sunderland street attack

Two men have been arrested after a man was left with serious head injuries when he was attacked in a Sunderland street.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 10:41 am
Updated Monday, 24th September 2018, 12:12 pm
Old Mill Road in Southwick, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

It follows an incident in the Old Mill Road area of Southwick in the early hours of Sunday, September 16.

He was taken to the RVI in Newcastle for treatment.

Police have said he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Police say they have now arrested two men on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, while a third man aged 18 has been interviewed under caution.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Two men – aged 40 and 33 – have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

"They have both been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

“A third man, 18, was interviewed under caution.

"Enquiries are ongoing.”