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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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Lighting scheme on trial at Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument at night Credit: Sunderland City Council

A new high-tech floodlighting and CCTV system will be trialled at Penshaw Monument over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Eighteen LED lights have been installed at the base of each pillar to allow a softer, white effect. The floodlights can also be programmed to display colour changing light effects meaning special anniversaries or events such as football celebrations could be highlighted in colour on the landmark.

The £43,000 investment will reduce energy costs by up to 80 per cent and save around £8,000 a year in running costs.

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