Durham Road incident update: Police issue statement as man “suffers serious injuries”

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after an alleged assault in Sunderland on Saturday morning.

The incident took place outside of the Esso garage and Morrisons mini mart on the Durham Road.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 8am on Saturday (April 13), we received a report of concern for the welfare of a man on Durham Road, in Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended and a man in his 30s was found with serious injuries believed to be the result of a suspected assault.

“He is currently in hospital in a stable condition.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should use the Report page of our website or call 101, quoting log reference number NP-20240413-0273.”