Three men have been arrested after an attack in South Shields that left a man hospitalised with a fractured skull.
Around 9:25pm on Friday February 8th, a 35-year-old man was walking in South Eldon Street when he was approached by a group of men who assaulted him.
He remains in the RVI hospital in Newcastle in a stable condition.
The three men - two aged 23 and one 26 - have been arrested on suspicion of robbery while police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.