A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being beaten in Horden in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Just after 12.30am on Saturday (18th June) police received reports of a large disturbance involving a number of people in Fifth Street.
When police and paramedics arrived, they found a 26-year-old man with serious injuries, including one to his head at an address in the street.
He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he remains in a ‘serious’ condition.
Two men and a woman have been arrested by police on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
They've been released on police bail while enquiries continue.