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15-year-old serious but stable after attack by gang

A 15-year-old boy is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being assaulted by a group of five teenagers.

It happened near to Redby Primary Academy in Fullwell, Sunderland, at around 8.15pm on Friday August 28th.

Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the community.

Northumbria Police are asking anyone who may have any information to contact police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Sunderland announce Yedlin loan deal

USA full-back DeAndre Yedlin has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

Sunderland have completed the signing of defender DeAndre Yedlin on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 22-year-old USA international becomes the Black Cats' eight summer signing.

Speaking about his move, Yedlin said:

I’ve heard fantastic things about Sunderland and the supporters from Claudio Reyna and Jozy Altidore. Claudio speaks very highly of Dick Advocaat from his time at Rangers.

– DeAndre Yedlin, Sunderland AFC

Yedlin began his career with MLS side Seattle Sounders, before making the moved to Tottenham at the start of 2015.

He won his first international cap for the US in 2013.

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Police appeal after sheep discovery in North Yorkshire

Police are appealing to farmers after suspected stolen lambs were found near Thirsk.

Credit: Press Association

About 20 of this year's lambs (six months to a year old) were recovered on 24 August 2015.

Police say they do not appear to have ever been tagged and are of a Texel or Hampshire Down breed or similar.

Anyone who has any information about the lambs, or have had any stolen recently, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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