A man is in hospital and two others have been arrested following an attack in Hartlepool last night.
A 29-year-old man suffered “significant” head injuries after he was attacked in Colenso Street at just after 10pm.
He has been taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Two local men, aged 26 and 27, have been arrested and are currently in police custody.
Police are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the street and nearby Baden Street.
Anyone with information, or who was in the area at the time of the attack, is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.