Tyne & Wear

Gateshead assault: Man in critical condition

A 41-year-old man has been left with serious head injuries after an assault in Gateshead.

Police said the man was attacked outside the Gospel Methodist Church on Bensham Road at about 18:30 BST on Wednesday.

He is in hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Police believe a number of people were in the area at the time who might have seen the attack and they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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