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Two in serious condition after Sunderland assault

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were seriously injured in an assault in Sunderland.

The assault happened at 10.50pm on Monday, October 16 in Geneva Road in Grindon. The man, aged 33 was taken to the RVI with a serious head injury and remains in a critical condition. The woman, aged 29, was taken to the SRH where she is also in a serious condition.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and is in police custody.

Officers are carrying out inquiries and are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Inspector Sean McGuigan said: “If anyone was in Geneva Road and saw what happened or has any information that can help with our inquiries we would urge them to get in contact us as that information may be crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1406 161017 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.