Two men are being questioned over an assault which put a man in hospital this morning.
Police were called to Grindon Gardens in Grindon at 9.15am today, where a man was being treated by paramedics.
The victim was taken to hospital, where he was treated for a head injury, not believed to be life threatening.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody.
There has been an increased police presence in the area with extra officers on patrol to provide reassurance.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 389 of 13/03/16 or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.