Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a baseball bat in Gateshead.
Officers received a report that two men had been involved in an altercation on Pensher Street in the Felling area at around 3.50pm on Monday August 21.
Emergency services attended and found that a 23-year-old man had suffered serious, but not life threatening, injuries to his head.
He remains in hospital in a stable condition where he is receiving treatment for a fractured skull.
It is believed the man had been involved in an altercation with another man before during which he was struck over the head with a baseball bat.
The offender has then fled the area on foot.
He is described as white, aged in his 30s or 40s and of larger build. The only description of clothing was that he was wearing a blue shirt.
Enquiries into the assault are ongoing but police are appealing for anyone who may have seen this man in the area to get in touch.