A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she was found lying in a Tyneside street with serious injuries.
The 40-year-old was discovered in Ellison Street, Hebburn, on Monday afternoon.
She is being treated at South Tyneside hospital for facial injuries and bleeding of the brain.
It is not yet known how the woman's injuries were inflicted. Northumbria police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.