A TEENAGER was beaten by a group of people after their car pulled up on a busy road.
The 17-year-old was walking on Blackhall Bank, between Blackhall and Horden, on Friday at 10.10pm when a vehicle stopped nearby.
Police say several people got out and then attacked him.
Officers believed a large group of teenagers were in the area at the same time and may have information which can help with their investigation.
Anyone with details is asked to contact Pc Lesley Watson of the prisoner handling team in Peterlee on 375 2622, quoting crime reference number EE1500612 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.