A 74-year-old man, who was injured an incident in Houghton-le-Spring on 20th January, has died.
Police were called to Burns Avenue South, after neighbours reported hearing someone banging on the front door of a house. Officers found John Farrow inside with injuries. He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he has died.
A 30-year-old man was arrested at the time on suspicion of assault, and is now on police bail.